DEFCON

[def-kon]
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noun

any of several alert statuses for U.S. military forces, ranked numerically from normal, 5, to maximum readiness, 1.

Origin of DEFCON

def(ense readiness) con(dition)
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Examples from the Web for defcon

Contemporary Examples of defcon

  • “This was not a worst-case scenario: nobody will be getting arrested from this,” Defcon said.

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    Inside the Great Bitcoin Heist

    Michael Daly

    February 18, 2014

  • “In retrospect this was incredibly foolish, and I take full responsibility for this decision,” Defcon said.

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    Inside the Great Bitcoin Heist

    Michael Daly

    February 18, 2014