[koun-ter-in-sur-juh n-see] /ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈsɜr dʒən si/
noun, plural counterinsurgencies.
a program or an act of combating guerrilla warfare and subversion.
of, relating to, or designed for combating guerrilla warfare and subversion:
action taken by a government to counter the activities of rebels, guerrillas, etc
1962, from counter- + insurgency.
Military power applied in guerrilla warfare in support of the established government.
[koun-ter-in-tel-i-juh ns] /ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəns/ noun 1. the activity of an service employed in thwarting the efforts of an enemy’s agents to gather information or commit sabotage. 2. an organization engaged in counterintelligence. /ˌkaʊntərɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns/ noun 1. activities designed to frustrate enemy espionage 2. intelligence collected about enemy espionage n. also counter-intelligence, 1940, from […]
[koun-ter-in-too-ish-uh n] /ˌkaʊn tərˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ən/ noun 1. intuition that is counter to common-sense expectation.
[koun-ter-in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo-] /ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu-/ adjective 1. counter to what intuition would lead one to expect: The direction we had to follow was counterintuitive—we had to go north first before we went south. /ˌkaʊntərɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv/ adjective 1. (of an idea, proposal, etc) seemingly contrary to common sense 2. intelligence collected about enemy espionage […]
[koun-ter-ir-i-tuh nt] /ˌkaʊn tərˈɪr ɪ tənt/ noun 1. Medicine/Medical. an agent for producing inflammation in superficial tissues to relieve pain or inflammation in deeper structures. 2. any irritation or annoyance that draws attention away from another. adjective 3. Medicine/Medical. of or acting as a counterirritant. /ˌkaʊntərˈɪrɪtənt/ noun 1. an agent that causes a superficial irritation […]