[ def-kon ]
/ ˈdɛf kɒn /


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


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Origin of DEFCON

def(ense readiness) con(dition) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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