Engelsk ordbok



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Engelsk substantiv: defense

1. defense (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)defence, 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

2. defense (om handling) protection from harm


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSanitation is the best defense against disease.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprotection

3. defense (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)defence, defending team


Mindre spesifikke uttrykksquad, team


Overordnet kategoriathletics, sport


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)offence, offense

4. defense (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)defence, vindication


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkjustification


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

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


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

6. Defense (om gruppe) the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkexecutive department


Omfatter disse spesifikke uttrykkAir Force, Army, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, BMDO, Casualty Care Research Center, CCRC, DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense Laboratory System, DIA, DISA, DTIC, LABLINK, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, National Security Agency, Navy, NGA, NRO, NSA, U. S. Air Force, U. S. Army, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Navy, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, USA, USAF, USN

7. defense (om gruppe) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe defense called for a mistrial.


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkaccumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)prosecution

8. defense (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)defence, refutation


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkanswer


Mere spesifikke uttrykkconfutation, rebuttal

9. defense (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, defence force, defense force


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkorganisation, organization


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbastion

10. defense (om gjenstand) a structure used to defend against attack


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe artillery battered down the defenses.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, 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

11. defense (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)defence, 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

12. defense (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)defence


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprotection









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