Counterforce
Counterforce Coun"ter*force` (-f?rs`), n. An opposing force. [1913 Webster]

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  • counterforce — [kount′ərfôrs΄] n. a force, action, etc. that counters or checks another; specif., the use of strategic air and missile nuclear forces to destroy the nuclear striking power of the enemy, esp. as an opening action in hostilities …   English World dictionary

  • Counterforce — In nuclear strategy, a counterforce target is one that has a military value, such as a launch silo for intercontinental ballistic missiles, an airbase at which nuclear armed bombers are stationed, a homeport for ballistic missile submarines, or a …   Wikipedia

  • counterforce — I. “+ˌ noun Etymology: counter + force : a force, power, activity, or trend that opposes or counters another II. ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: counter + force (I) …   Useful english dictionary

  • counterforce — atoveikio jėga statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. counteracting force; counterforce; opposing force; reaction force vok. Gegenkraft, f; Reaktionskraft, f rus. противодействующая сила, f pranc. contre force, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • counterforce — priešingoji jėga statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Tam tikrai jėgai priešinga kryptimi veikianti jėga, pvz., atoveikio jėga, atatrankos jėga, inercijos jėga ir kt.. atitikmenys: angl. counterforce vok. Gegenkraft, f rus …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • counterforce — atoveikio jėga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. counteracting force; counterforce; reaction force vok. Gegenkraft, f; Reaktionskraft, f rus. противодействующая сила, f pranc. contre force, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • counterforce — priešingoji jėga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. counterforce vok. Gegenkraft, f rus. противодействующая сила, f pranc. contre force, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • counterforce — The employment of strategic air and missile forces in an effort to destroy, or render impotent, selected military capabilities of an enemy force under any of the circumstances by which hostilities may be initiated …   Military dictionary

  • counterforce — /kown teuhr fawrs , fohrs /, n. a contrary or opposing force, tendency, etc. [1600 10; COUNTER + FORCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterforce — noun A force that opposes another force …   Wiktionary

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