peacekeeping

[ pees-kee-ping ]
/ ˈpisˌki pɪŋ /

noun

the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area: the United Nations' efforts toward peacekeeping.
an instance of this.

adjective

for or pertaining to peacekeeping: peacekeeping forces.

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Origin of peacekeeping

First recorded in 1960–65; peace + keeping
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British Dictionary definitions for peacekeeping

peacekeeping
/ (ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
  2. (as modifier)a UN peacekeeping force

Derived forms of peacekeeping

peacekeeper, noun
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