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counterinsurgency

[koun-ter-in-sur-juh n-see] /ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈsɜr dʒən si/
noun, plural counterinsurgencies.
1.
a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and subversion:
counterinsurgency funds.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; counter- + insurgency
Related forms
counterinsurgent, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for counterinsurgent

counterinsurgency

/ˌkaʊntərɪnˈsɜːdʒənsɪ/
noun
1.
action taken by a government to counter the activities of rebels, guerrillas, etc
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Word Origin and History for counterinsurgent

counterinsurgency

n.

1962, from counter- + insurgency.

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counterinsurgent in Culture

counterinsurgency definition


Military power applied in guerrilla warfare in support of the established government.

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