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Engelsk navneord: 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, 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

2. defense (om handling) protection from harm

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSanitation is the best defense against disease.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence

Mindre specifikke termerprotection

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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, defending team

Mindre specifikke termersquad, team

Overordnet emneområdeathletics, sport

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)offence, offense

4. defense (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)defence, vindication

Mindre specifikke termerjustification

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

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

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

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

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

Mindre specifikke termerexecutive department

Omfatter disse specifikke termerAir 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.

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

Mindre specifikke termeraccumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)prosecution

8. defense (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)defence, refutation

Mindre specifikke termeranswer

Mere specifikke termerconfutation, rebuttal

9. defense (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, defence force, defense force

Mindre specifikke termerorganisation, organization

Mere specifikke termerbastion

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

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe artillery battered down the defenses.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, 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

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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, 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

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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defence

Mindre specifikke termerprotection

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