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counterinsurgency

[ koun-ter-in-sur-juhn-see ]
/ 藢ka蕣n t蓹r 瑟n藞s蓽r d蕭蓹n si /
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noun, plural coun路ter路in路sur路gen路cies.
a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion.
adjective
of, relating to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and subversion: counterinsurgency funds.
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Origin of counterinsurgency

First recorded in 1960鈥65; counter- + insurgency

OTHER WORDS FROM counterinsurgency

coun路ter路in路sur路gent, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for counterinsurgency

counterinsurgency
/ (藢ka蕣nt蓹r瑟n藞s蓽藧d蕭蓹ns瑟) /

noun
action taken by a government to counter the activities of rebels, guerrillas, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for counterinsurgency

counterinsurgency

Military power applied in guerrilla warfare in support of the established government.

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