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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Contrary or opposing power, tendency, etc.

Usage examples (30)
  • The leap in American counterforce capabilities since the end of the Cold War is staggering.)
  • I wholly share his interest in getting a more realistic assessment of the so-called counterforce first strike.
  • The Russians, then, had an advantage in a potential "counterforce" attack-the sort aimed at weapons rather than people.
  • Instead, "counterforce" implied the political and economic defense of Western Europe against the disruptive effect of the war on European society. for more
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