countermeasure countermeasure  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌmɛ ʒər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an action taken to offset another action

Usage(s):

  1. As a countermeasure, the Navy might set its mines to go off at extremely faint signals.
  2. The newest Israeli countermeasure is an electronic barrier that stretches about 40 miles along the Jordan River Valley.
  3. There is an electronic counter-countermeasure for jamming.

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  1. "In spite of Washingtons decision to fingerprint Iranian travelers who visit the United States, we have asked legislators to avoid a countermeasure," Ahmadinejad said.
    on Oct 24, 2006 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "A global crisis requires a global countermeasure, and what is most needed is joint efforts of South Korea and ASEAN that possess great potential and the chance for a rebound," Lee said in his keynote speech marking the opening of a business...
    on May 31, 2009 By: Lee Myung-bak Source: Xinhua

  3. "Japan will dispatch Self-Defence Force vessels off Somalia as a countermeasure against piracy," said Aso.
    on Jan 31, 2009 By: Taro Aso Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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