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countermeasure, countermeasures
1. Something which is done in reaction to and as a defense against a hostile action by someone else, or something that is done in order to deal with a threat.
2. An action taken to offset another action.
3. Action taken to oppose, to neutralize, or to retaliate against some other action.
4. Etymology: combined with the Latin prefix contra, "opposite, contrary to, against, in return" + measure, "plan of action".
This entry is located in the following units: contra-, contro-, counter, contre- (page 7) mens- (page 1)
Word Entries containing the term: “countermeasure
electronic countermeasure reconnaissance
Reconnaissance by aircraft equipped with electronic devices capable of locating enemy radar stations, determining their area coverage, and making radarscope recordings for combat mission folders.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 61)
electronic countermeasure, ECM, electronic countermeasures; electromagnetic countermeasure, electromagnetic countermeasures, ECM
1. A division of electronic warfare in which actions are taken to interfere with a military enemy's use of the electromagnetic or a range of electromagnetic radiation or waves, used in military air defenses and interceptions.
2. The disruption of the operation of a military enemy's equipment; as by jamming radio or radar signals.
3. A military offensive or defensive tactic or device using electronic and reflecting apparatuses (apparatus or systems allowing certain functions) to reduce the military effectiveness of enemy equipment involving electromagnetic radiation; such as, guidance, radar, communication, or other radio-wave devices.
This entry is located in the following units: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 61) -tron, -tronic, -tronics + (page 8)