HyperDic: defence

English > 11 senses of the word defence:
NOUNprocessdefence, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
groupdefence, defense, defending team(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
groupdefence, defense, defense team, defense lawyersthe defendant and his legal advisors collectively
groupdefence, defense, defense force, defence forcean organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
communicationdefence, refutation, defensethe speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
communicationdefence, defense, vindicationthe justification for some act or belief
artifactdefence, defensive structure, defensea structure used to defend against attack
actdefence, defense, denial, demurrera defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
actdefence, defense, defensive measure(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies / enemies
actdefence, defenseprotection from harm
actdefence, defensethe act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
defence > pronunciation
Soundsdihfeh'ns
Rhymescommence ... whence: 23 rhymes with ehns...
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.
Synonymsdefense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Narrowercompensation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
conversion(psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
denial(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
displacement(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
idealization, idealisation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
intellectualization, intellectualisation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict / conflict / conflict / conflict
isolation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally / originally associated with it
projection(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
rationalization, rationalisation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
reaction formation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them
regression(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile / infantile state
repression(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
Broaderprocess, unconscious processA mental process that you are not directly aware of
psychoanalytic processA process that is assumed to occur in psychoanalytic theory
Spanishmecanismo de defensa
Catalanmecanisme de defensa
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 2, group
Meaning(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.
Synonymsdefense, defending team
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broaderteam, squadA cooperative unit (especially in sports)
Oppositeoffense, offenceThe team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
Spanishdefensa
Catalandefensa
Verbsdefendbe on the defensive
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe defendant and his legal advisors collectively.
Synonymsdefense, defense team, defense lawyers
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
OppositeprosecutionThe lawyers acting for the state / state to put the case against the defendant
Spanishdefensa, equipo de defensa
Catalandefensa
Verbsdefendbe the defense counsel for someone in a trial
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningAn organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack.
Synonymsdefense, defense force, defence force
NarrowerbastionA group that defends a principle
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishdefensa, guardia
Catalandefensa, guàrdia
Verbsdefendprotect against a challenge or attack / attack / attack
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
Synonymsrefutation, defense
NarrowerconfutationThe speech act of refuting conclusively
rebuttalThe speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
BroaderanswerThe speech act of replying to a question
Spanishcontraataque, impugnación, refutación
Catalandefensa
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningThe justification for some act or belief.
Synonymsdefense, vindication
Narroweralibi(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
apology, apologiaA formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justificationA defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
BroaderjustificationA statement in explanation of some action or belief
Spanishdefensa, vindicación
Catalandefensa, vindicació
Verbsdefendargue or speak in defense / defense of
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA structure used to defend against attack.
Synonymsdefensive structure, defense
Narrowercheval-de-frise, chevaux-de-frisedefensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame
fortification, munitiondefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
fortress, fortA fortified defensive structure
line of defense, line of defencedefensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
outworkSubsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area
stronghold, fastnessA strongly fortified defensive structure
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishdefensa, estructura defensiva
Catalandefensa, estructura defensiva
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
Synonymsdefense, denial, demurrer
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Part oftrial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
NarrowerentrapmentA defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
Broaderdue process, due process of law(law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles
Oppositeprosecution, criminal prosecutionThe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
Spanishnegación
Catalandefensa
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 9, act
Meaning(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies / enemies.
Synonymsdefense, defensive measure
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowerair defensedefensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy / enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
biological defense, biological defence, biodefense, biodefenceprocedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
biological warfare defense, biological warfare defence, BW defense, BW defencedefense against biological warfare
chemical defense, chemical defenceprocedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using chemical agents
deliberate defense, deliberate defenceA defense organized before contact is made with the enemy / enemy and while time for organization is available
hasty defense, hasty defenceA defense organized while in contact with the enemy / enemy or when time is limited
mining, minelayinglaying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy / enemy personnel and equipment
standA defensive effort
umbrellaA formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishdefensa, medida defensiva
Catalandefensa, mesura defensiva
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 10, act
Meaningprotection from harm.
Synonymdefense
BroaderprotectionThe activity of protecting someone or something
Spanishdefender, defensa
Catalandefensa
English > defence: 11 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningThe act of defending someone or something against attack or injury.
Synonymdefense
BroaderprotectionThe activity of protecting someone or something
Spanishdefensa
Catalandefensa

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