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EtymologyEdit

counter- +‎ measure

NounEdit

countermeasure (plural countermeasures)

  1. Any action taken to counteract or correct another.
    We fear that this will be the beginning of a negative development of measures and countermeasures, at the end of which there will be no winner CNN-money, Why President Trump's obsession with German cars is misplaced, Jackie Wattles and Charles Riley, May 31, 2018
  2. (military, chiefly in the plural) Any of the devices and techniques used to impair the operational effectiveness of an enemy.

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