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deconflict

[dee-kuh n-flikt] /ˌdi kənˈflɪkt/
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
1970-1975
1970-75; de- + conflict
Related forms
deconfliction, noun
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