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Engelsk substantiv: defence

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

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

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprocess, psychoanalytic process, unconscious process

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

Overordnet kategoripsychiatry, 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defending team, defense

Mindre spesifikke uttrykksquad, team

Overordnet kategoriathletics, sport

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)offence, offense

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

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe defense called for a mistrial.

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

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkaccumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Uttrykk med motsatt 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.

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

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkorganisation, organization

Mere spesifikke uttrykkbastion

5. defence (om kommunikasjon) 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, refutation

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkanswer

Mere spesifikke uttrykkconfutation, rebuttal

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

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

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, vindication

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkjustification

Mere spesifikke uttrykkalibi, alibi, apologia, apology, exculpation, excuse, self-justification

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

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe artillery battered down the defenses.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, defensive structure

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkconstruction, structure

Mere spesifikke uttrykkcheval-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.

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

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdue process, due process of law

Mere spesifikke uttrykkentrapment

Omfatter disse overordnede uttrykkenetrial

Overordnet kategorijurisprudence, law

Uttrykk med motsatt 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defense, defensive measure

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkaction, military action

Mere spesifikke uttrykkair 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 kategoriarmed 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defense

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprotection

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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defense

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprotection

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