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peacekeeping

[pees-kee-ping] /ˈpisˌki pɪŋ/
noun
1.
the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area:
the United Nations' efforts toward peacekeeping.
2.
an instance of this.
adjective
3.
for or pertaining to peacekeeping:
peacekeeping forces.
Origin of peacekeeping
1960-1965
1960-65; peace + keeping
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  • It is also true that certain operations such as peacekeeping tend to be manpower intensive.

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  • They include the increasingly familiar peacemaking, peacekeeping, show of force, and humanitarian relief efforts.

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British Dictionary definitions for peacekeeping

peacekeeping

/ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
  2. (as modifier): a UN peacekeeping force
Derived Forms
peacekeeper, noun
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