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Meaning & Definition of Defense in English

English

Defense

/dɪfɛns/

noun

1. (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

  • "They died in the defense of stalingrad"
  • "They were developed for the defense program"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence
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  • defensive measure

2. Protection from harm

  • "Sanitation is the best defense against disease"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence

3. (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

  • "His teams are always good on defense"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence
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  • defending team

4. The justification for some act or belief

  • "He offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence
  • ,
  • vindication

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

    synonym:
  • defense mechanism
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  • defense reaction
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  • defence mechanism
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  • defence reaction
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  • defense
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  • defence

6. The federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the united states

  • Created in 1947
    synonym:
  • Department of Defense
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  • Defense Department
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  • United States Department of Defense
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  • Defense
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  • DoD

7. The defendant and his legal advisors collectively

  • "The defense called for a mistrial"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence
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  • defense team
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  • defense lawyers

8. The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

  • "His refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"
  • "In defense he said the other man started it"
    synonym:
  • refutation
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  • defense
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  • defence

9. An organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

  • "He joined the defense against invasion"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence
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  • defense force
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  • defence force

10. A structure used to defend against attack

  • "The artillery battered down the defenses"
    synonym:
  • defensive structure
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  • defense
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  • defence

11. A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

  • "He gave evidence for the defense"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence
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  • denial
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  • demurrer

12. The act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

  • "A good boxer needs a good defense"
  • "Defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"
    synonym:
  • defense
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  • defence

Examples of using

The defense rests.
The defense was pleased by the verdict.
They do not accuse me, they insult; they do not fight me, they calumniate, and they don't allow me the right of defense.