counterinsurgency
noun Date: 1962 organized military activity designed to combat insurgencycounterinsurgent noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • counterinsurgency — 1962, from COUNTER (Cf. counter ) + INSURGENCY (Cf. insurgency) …   Etymology dictionary

  • counterinsurgency — [kount΄ər in sʉr′jən sē] n. military and political action carried on to defeat an insurgency …   English World dictionary

  • counterinsurgency — counterinsurgent, n., adj. /kown teuhr in serr jeuhn see/, n., pl. counterinsurgencies, adj. n. 1. a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and… …   Universalium

  • counterinsurgency — noun Any political or military action taken to defeat insurgency, especially during guerrilla warfare. Morrell says whatever the details, the United States will continue to pursue a military and civilian counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan …   Wiktionary

  • counterinsurgency — Those military, paramilitary, political, economic, psychological, and civic actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency. Also called COIN …   Military dictionary

  • counterinsurgency — coun|ter|in|sur|gen|cy [ˌkauntərınˈsə:dʒənsi US ə:r ] n [U] military action against people who are fighting against their own country s government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • counterinsurgency — coun|ter|in|sur|gen|cy [ ,kauntərın sɜrdʒənsi ] noun uncount a military action against people who are fighting against the government of their own country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • counterinsurgency — n. tactics used in combating guerrilla fighters or revolutionaries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterinsurgency — noun (U) military action against people who are fighting against their own country s government …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • counterinsurgency — coun·ter·insurgency …   English syllables

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