/ˈkaʊntɚˌmɛʒɚ/ noun, pl -sures [count]
: an action or device that is intended to stop or prevent something bad or dangerous
— usually plural

new countermeasures against terrorism

The army used electronic countermeasures to block enemy radar.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • countermeasure — coun|ter|mea|sure [ˈkauntəmeʒə US tərmeʒər] n [C usually plural] an action taken to prevent another action from having a harmful effect ▪ new countermeasures against terrorism …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • com — com·bas·sou; com·bat·ive; com·bat·ive·ly; com·bat·ive·ness; com·ba·tiv·i·ty; com·bin·abil·i·ty; com·bin·able; com·bi·na·tion·al; com·bi·na·tion·al·ism; com·bi·na·tive; com·bi·na·to·ry; com·bined; com·bine·ment; com·bin·er; com·bi·net; com·bite;… …   English syllables

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