- n. 防卫，防护；防御措施；防守
- vt. 谋划抵御
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- defense (n.)
- c. 1300, "forbidding, prohibition," also "action of guarding or protecting," from Old French defense, from Latin defensus, past participle of defendere "ward off, protect" (see defend). But it also arrived (without the final -e) from Old French defens, from Latin defensum "thing protected or forbidden," neuter past participle of defendere.
Defens was assimilated into defense, but not before it inspired the alternative spelling defence, via the same tendency that produced hence (hennis), pence (penies), dunce (Duns). First used 1935 as a euphemism for "national military resources." Defense mechanism in psychology is from 1913.
- 1. The prosecution and defense were bandying accusations back and forth.
- 2. NATO defense ministers wrap up their meeting in Brussels today.
- 3. Their defense markets are too small to sustain economically viable production runs.
- 4. Twenty eight percent of the federal budget is spent on defense.
- 5. Issues of national defense have been the undoing of Democratic candidates.
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