Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

deconflict

[dee-kuh n-flikt]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object)
  1. Military.
    1. to avoid a potential clash or accident involving (nonenemy military operations, weaponry, etc.) in a particular combat area:to deconflict coalition forces from three nations.
    2. to avoid such conflict in (a combat area): to deconflict airspace.
  2. to adjust or coordinate so as to prevent or resolve conflict: The witness never explained or deconflicted his earlier statements.

Origin of deconflict

First recorded in 1970–75; de- + conflict
Related formsde·con·flic·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018