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Engelsk navneord: defence

1. defence (om proces) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction


Mindre specifikke termerprocess, psychoanalytic process, unconscious process


Mere specifikke termercompensation, conversion, denial, displacement, idealisation, idealization, intellectualisation, intellectualization, isolation, projection, rationalisation, rationalization, reaction formation, regression, repression


Overordnet emneområdepsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

2. defence (om gruppe) (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis teams are always good on defense.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defending team, defense


Mindre specifikke termersquad, team


Overordnet emneområdeathletics, sport


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)offence, offense

3. defence (om gruppe) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe defense called for a mistrial.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, defense lawyers, defense team


Mindre specifikke termeraccumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)prosecution

4. defence (om gruppe) an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe joined the defense against invasion.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence force, defense, defense force


Mindre specifikke termerorganisation, organization


Mere specifikke termerbastion

5. defence (om kommunikation) the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis refutation of the charges was short and persuasive.
In defense he said the other man started it.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, refutation


Mindre specifikke termeranswer


Mere specifikke termerconfutation, rebuttal

6. defence (om kommunikation) the justification for some act or belief


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe offered a persuasive defense of the theory.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, vindication


Mindre specifikke termerjustification


Mere specifikke termeralibi, alibi, apologia, apology, exculpation, excuse, self-justification

7. defence (om genstand) a structure used to defend against attack


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe artillery battered down the defenses.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, defensive structure


Mindre specifikke termerconstruction, structure


Mere specifikke termercheval-de-frise, chevaux-de-frise, fastness, fort, fortification, fortress, line of defence, line of defense, munition, outwork, stronghold

8. defence (om handling) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe gave evidence for the defense.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, demurrer, denial


Mindre specifikke termerdue process, due process of law


Mere specifikke termerentrapment


Omfatter disse overordnede termertrial


Overordnet emneområdejurisprudence, law


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)criminal prosecution, prosecution

9. defence (om handling) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey died in the defense of Stalingrad.
They were developed for the defense program.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, defensive measure


Mindre specifikke termeraction, military action


Mere specifikke termerair defense, biodefence, biodefense, biological defence, biological defense, biological warfare defence, biological warfare defense, BW defence, BW defense, chemical defence, chemical defense, deliberate defence, deliberate defense, hasty defence, hasty defense, minelaying, mining, stand, umbrella


Overordnet emneområdearmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

10. defence (om handling) protection from harm


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSanitation is the best defense against disease.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense


Mindre specifikke termerprotection

11. defence (om handling) the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA good boxer needs a good defense.
Defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defense


Mindre specifikke termerprotection









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