[ 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)
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Example sentences from the Web for defcon
“This was not a worst-case scenario: nobody will be getting arrested from this,” Defcon said.
“In retrospect this was incredibly foolish, and I take full responsibility for this decision,” Defcon said.