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1. counterintelligence

noun. ['ˌkaʊntɝɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns, ˌkaʊnɝɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns'] intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism.

Synonyms

  • intelligence activity
  • counter-sabotage
  • censorship
  • censoring
  • countersubversion
  • intelligence operation
  • security intelligence
  • security review
  • counterespionage

Antonyms

  • stupidity
  • unintelligent
  • intelligent

Etymology

  • counter- (English)
  • intelligence (English)
  • intelligence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word counterintelligence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Linguists are essential team members in many counterintelligence operations.

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