HyperDic: defensive_measure

English > 1 sense of the expression defensive measure:
NOUNactdefensive measure, defense, defence(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies / enemies
English > defensive measure: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaning(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies / enemies.
Synonymsdefense, defence
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

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