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[pees-kee-ping] /ˈpisˌki pɪŋ/
the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area:
the United Nations' efforts toward peacekeeping.
an instance of this.
for or pertaining to peacekeeping:
peacekeeping forces.
Origin of peacekeeping
1960-65; peace + keeping Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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


  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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