peacekeeping

[pees-kee-ping]
noun
  1. the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area: the United Nations' efforts toward peacekeeping.
  2. an instance of this.
adjective
  1. for or pertaining to peacekeeping: peacekeeping forces.

Origin of peacekeeping

First recorded in 1960–65; peace + keeping
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Examples from the Web for peacekeeping

Contemporary Examples of peacekeeping

Historical Examples of peacekeeping

  • It is also true that certain operations such as peacekeeping tend to be manpower intensive.

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman

  • They include the increasingly familiar peacemaking, peacekeeping, show of force, and humanitarian relief efforts.

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman


British Dictionary definitions for peacekeeping

peacekeeping

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 Formspeacekeeper, noun
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