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defense

synonym (synonym of defense)

antonym (antonym of defense)

hypernym (defense IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies (noun.act)
    a military engagement (noun.act)
     
  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires (noun.process)
    a mental process that you are not directly aware of (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.process)
    a process that is assumed to occur in psychoanalytic theory (noun.process)
     
  • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring (noun.group)
    a cooperative unit (especially in sports) (noun.group)
     
  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (noun.act)
    (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or more.. (noun.act)
     
  • a structure used to defend against attack (noun.artifact)
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts (noun.artifact)
     
  • an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack (noun.group)
    a group of people who work together (noun.group)
     
  • the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury (noun.act)
    the activity of protecting someone or something (noun.act)
     
  • the defendant and his legal advisors collectively (noun.group)
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole (noun.group)
     
  • the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947 (noun.group)
    a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States (noun.group)
     
  • the justification for some act or belief (noun.communication)
    a statement in explanation of some action or belief (noun.communication)
     
  • the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions (noun.communication)
    the speech act of replying to a question (noun.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF defense relation)

  • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies (noun.act)
    a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a defensive effort (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a defense organized before contact is made with the enemy and while time for organization is available; usually includes a fortified zone (with pillbo more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents (noun.act)
     
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    procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using chemical agents (noun.act)
     
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    laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    defense against biological warfare (noun.act)
     
  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desir more.. (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming consci more.. (noun.process)
     
  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (noun.act)
    a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials (noun.act)
     
  • a structure used to defend against attack (noun.artifact)
    defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a fortified defensive structure (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a strongly fortified defensive structure (noun.artifact)
     
  • an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack (noun.group)
    a group that defends a principle (noun.group)
     
  • the justification for some act or belief (noun.communication)
    a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions (noun.communication)
    the speech act of refuting conclusively (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument (noun.communication)
     

part holonym (PART OF relation)

  • the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947 (noun.group)
    the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologie more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technolog more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning an more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble more.. (noun.group)
     
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    the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    an agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    an agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care (noun.group)
     

part meronym (HAS PART relation)

  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (noun.act)
    (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law (noun.act)
     

derivation (.... is derived from defense)

  • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring (noun.group)
    be on the defensive; act against an attack (verb.competition)
     
  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (noun.act)
    deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit (verb.communication)
     
  • an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack (noun.group)
    protect against a challenge or attack (verb.competition)
     
  • the defendant and his legal advisors collectively (noun.group)
    be the defense counsel for someone in a trial (verb.social)
     
  • the justification for some act or belief (noun.communication)
    argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    show to be right by providing justification or proof (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    maintain, uphold, or defend (verb.communication)
     
  • the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions (noun.communication)
    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof (verb.communication)
     

domain category (defense is domain category of ....)

  • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies (noun.act)
    the military forces of a nation (noun.group)
     
  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires (noun.process)
    the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders (noun.cognition)
     
  • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring (noun.group)
    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition (noun.act)
     
  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (noun.act)
    the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym part holonym part meronym derivation apology guard defence defensive measure defending team vindication abandonment betrayal capitulation criminal prosecution prosecution offence protection action due process due process of law construction structure umbrella air defense stand hasty defence deliberate defence deliberate defense darpa defense advanced research projects agency department of defense laboratory system lablink navy united states navy trial deny traverse defend fend for justify vindicate

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