noun Date: 1899 the activity concerned with detecting and thwarting enemy espionage

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  • counterespionage — [kount΄ər es′pē ə näzh΄, kount΄ər es′pē ənäj′] n. actions to prevent or thwart enemy espionage …   English World dictionary

  • counterespionage — n. 1) to conduct counterespionage 2) counterespionage against * * * to conduct counterespionage counterespionage against …   Combinatory dictionary

  • counterespionage — That aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect, destroy, neutralize, exploit, or prevent espionage activities through identification, penetration, manipulation, deception, and repression of individuals, groups, or organizations conducting… …   Military dictionary

  • counterespionage — /kown teuhr es pee euh nahzh , nij/, n. the detection and frustration of enemy espionage. [1895 1900; COUNTER + ESPIONAGE] * * * ▪ international relations       espionage directed toward detecting and thwarting enemy espionage. See intelligence… …   Universalium

  • counterespionage — noun All those activities undertaken to neutralize or exploit the espionage activities of another nation or an enemy Syn: counterintelligence …   Wiktionary

  • counterespionage — Synonyms and related words: bugging, cloak and dagger work, counterintelligence, electronic surveillance, espial, espionage, following, intelligence, intelligence work, military intelligence, observation, secret police, secret service, shadowing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • counterespionage — coun·ter es·pi·o·nage || ‚ kaÊŠntÉ™r espjÉ™nɪdÊ’ n. espionage intended to detect and prevent enemy espionage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterespionage — coun·ter·espionage …   English syllables

  • counterespionage — coun•ter•es•pi•o•nage [[t]ˌkaʊn tərˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, nɪdʒ[/t]] n. gov mil the detection and frustration of enemy espionage • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • counterespionage — /ˌkaʊntərˈɛspiənaʒ/ (say .kowntuhr espeeuhnahzh), / nadʒ/ (say nahj) noun the detection of enemy espionage …   Australian English dictionary

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