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    defense - Dictionary definition and meaning for word defense

    Definition
    (noun) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    Synonyms : defence , defensive measure
    Example Sentence
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
    Definition
    (noun) protection from harm
    Synonyms : defence
    Example Sentence
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease
    Definition
    (noun) (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    Synonyms : defence , defending team
    Example Sentence
    • his teams are always good on defense
    Definition
    (noun) the justification for some act or belief
    Synonyms : defence , vindication
    Example Sentence
    • he offered a persuasive defense of the theory
    Definition
    (noun) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires Definition
    (noun) the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947 Definition
    (noun) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
    Example Sentence
    • the defense called for a mistrial
    Definition
    (noun) the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
    Synonyms : defence , refutation
    Example Sentence
    • his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive
    • in defense he said the other man started it
    Definition
    (noun) an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
    Example Sentence
    • he joined the defense against invasion
    Definition
    (noun) a structure used to defend against attack
    Example Sentence
    • the artillery battered down the defenses
    Definition
    (noun) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
    Synonyms : defence , demurrer , denial
    Example Sentence
    • he gave evidence for the defense
    Definition
    (noun) the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
    Synonyms : defence
    Example Sentence
    • a good boxer needs a good defense
    • defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem
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