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defence : pagdepensa (n.)

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n. (process)1. defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.
~ unconscious process, processa mental process that you are not directly aware of.; "the process of denial"
~ psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathologythe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
~ compensation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors.
~ conversion(psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis.
~ denial(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts.
~ displacement(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one.
~ idealisation, idealization(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad.
~ intellectualisation, intellectualization(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict.
~ isolation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it.
~ projection(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else.
~ psychoanalytic processa process that is assumed to occur in psychoanalytic theory.
~ rationalisation, rationalization(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening.
~ reaction formation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them.; "his strict morality is just a reaction formation to hide his sexual drive"
~ regression(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state.
~ repression(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious.
n. (group)2. defence, defending team, defense(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.; "his teams are always good on defense"
~ athletics, sportan active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.
~ team, squada cooperative unit (especially in sports).
n. (group)3. defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense teamthe defendant and his legal advisors collectively.; "the defense called for a mistrial"
~ aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblageseveral things grouped together or considered as a whole.
n. (group)4. defence, defence force, defense, defense forcean organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack.; "he joined the defense against invasion"
~ organization, organisationa group of people who work together.
~ bastiona group that defends a principle.; "a bastion against corruption"; "the last bastion of communism"
n. (communication)5. defence, defense, refutationthe speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"
~ answerthe speech act of replying to a question.
~ confutationthe speech act of refuting conclusively.
~ rebuttalthe speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument.
n. (communication)6. defence, defense, vindicationthe justification for some act or belief.; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
~ justificationa statement in explanation of some action or belief.
~ apologia, apologya formal written defense of something you believe in strongly.
~ alibi(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question.
~ exculpation, excuse, self-justification, alibia defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc..; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
n. (artifact)7. defence, defense, defensive structurea structure used to defend against attack.; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
~ cheval-de-frise, chevaux-de-frisedefensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry.
~ fortification, munitiondefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it.
~ fortress, forta fortified defensive structure.
~ line of defence, line of defensedefensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack.
~ outworksubsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area.; "the outworks of the castle"
~ stronghold, fastnessa strongly fortified defensive structure.
~ structure, constructiona thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts.; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
n. (act)8. defence, defense, demurrer, deniala defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.; "he gave evidence for the defense"
~ due process, due process of law(law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards.
~ trial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law.; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
~ entrapmenta defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials.
~ law, jurisprudencethe collection of rules imposed by authority.; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
n. (act)9. defence, defense, defensive measure(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
~ umbrellaa formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets.; "an air umbrella over England"
~ military action, actiona military engagement.; "he saw action in Korea"
~ air defensedefensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness.
~ standa defensive effort.; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
~ hasty defence, hasty defensea defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited.
~ deliberate defence, deliberate defensea defense organized before contact is made with the enemy and while time for organization is available; usually includes a fortified zone (with pillboxes) and communication systems.
~ biodefence, biodefense, biological defence, biological defenseprocedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents.
~ chemical defence, chemical defenseprocedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using chemical agents.
~ minelaying, mininglaying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment.
~ biological warfare defence, biological warfare defense, bw defence, bw defensedefense against biological warfare.
~ armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machinethe military forces of a nation.; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
n. (act)10. defence, defenseprotection from harm.; "sanitation is the best defense against disease"
~ protectionthe activity of protecting someone or something.; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
n. (act)11. defence, defensethe act of defending someone or something against attack or injury.; "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"
~ protectionthe activity of protecting someone or something.; "the witnesses demanded police protection"