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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
1960-1965
1960-65; peace + keeping
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Examples for peacekeeping
  • Yvonne, a marriage counselor, will contribute her considerable peacekeeping skills.
  • We were not prepared to transition so early into a peacekeeping mode.
  • peacekeeping and aid-sprinkling are complementary, not mutually exclusive, undertakings.
  • We paid a tragic price to learn that our peacekeeping mission was not working.
  • It also needs some military resources of its own if it is to cope with the ever-growing demand for peacekeeping.
  • Yet in the end, a peacekeeping operation may well be needed.
  • It is when the parties don't agree and are killing each other that peacekeeping is needed.
  • The psychological effects of peacekeeping vary and depend on the demands of each mission.
  • peacekeeping operations monitor and maintain an agreement between disputing parties.
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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