Definition of countermeasure in English:



  • An action taken to counteract a danger or threat.

    ‘for every clever defence that plants devise, some animal seems to be able to come up with a countermeasure’
    • ‘The equipment is then exploited at succeedingly higher levels until a countermeasure is developed to neutralize the enemy's technological advantage.’
    • ‘She agrees with anecdotal reports from aviators that controlled breathing is an effective countermeasure for motion sickness.’
    • ‘Even where the US has technical advantages, effective countermeasures usually exist.’
    • ‘We use preventive countermeasures like encryption and access control to avoid different threats.’
    • ‘The aircraft also is configured with advanced countermeasures to reduce the effectiveness of enemy defenses.’
    • ‘The entire range of U-boat countermeasures available to the allies was deployed at one time or another in the channel.’
    • ‘This suite allows the aircrew to detect radar and missile threats and react while deploying countermeasures to defeat anything fired at them.’
    • ‘It also gives the various navies and sailors a chance to see what is new in the field of mine countermeasures, as new ship designs and equipment are always being introduced to the force.’
    • ‘I believe that there's an effective countermeasure for most strategies and tactics that people develop.’
    • ‘At Headquarters, an office in the Directorate of Science and Technology decided to try to produce a countermeasure.’
    • ‘Economic countermeasures boil down to cutting financial support and preventing the use of these financial resources for terrorism.’
    • ‘Though military aircraft can employ countermeasures, civilian planes don't have that capability.’
    • ‘If the threat is hijacking, then the countermeasure doesn't protect against all the myriad of ways people can subdue the pilot and crew.’
    • ‘As a superb targeter of military forces, he was a most crafty inventor of countermeasures to thwart enemy action.’
    • ‘Industry is playing a key role by rapidly fielding countermeasures that help soldiers to stay ahead of the enemy.’
    • ‘What priority should be given to satellite system defense, including on-board countermeasures?’
    • ‘The laser beam is coded for protection against countermeasures.’
    • ‘Being a new countermeasure, it calls for theoretical elaboration and practical familiarization.’
    • ‘It's investigating whether potassium citrate, a proven Earth-based therapy to minimize kidney stone development, can be used as a countermeasure to reduce the risk of kidney stone formation in space.’
    • ‘The company reportedly acquired the ability to launch the electronic countermeasure against pirates in November of last year, but held off on using it until Sunday.’
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