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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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