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Related to defenses: Defense mechanisms, Affirmative defenses
Forensic psychology See Character Defence, Denim Defense, Insanity Defence
Immunology A mechanism by which an organism protects itself from foreign antigens and pathogens
Malpractice Any legal argument offered by a defendant that would either preclude or mitigate recovery of damages for a wrong allegedly committed by the defendant
Microbiology See Antibiotic resistance
Psychology A mechanism by which a person minimises harm to his/her psyche or by which one controls anxiety

de·fense

(dĕ-fens')
1. The psychological mechanisms used to control anxiety, e.g., rationalization, projection.
2. Any protective posture, drug, or device.
Synonym(s): defence.
[L. defendo, to ward off]

de·fense

(dĕ-fens')
1. The psychological mechanisms used to control anxiety.
2. Any protective posture, drug, or device.
Synonym(s): defence.
[L. defendo, to ward off]
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WASHINGTON -- A robust, fully operational missile defense system is on its way to becoming a reality, the director of the Missile Defense Agency said here yesterday.
The use of the specific defensive numbers will allow the defensive team to operate any of the full-court defenses before retreating into a half-court defense.
I'd like to offer comments on four major players whose actions really matter to our defense industrial base and hence our nation's future security.
1 defense, and therefore the ultimate test of which is more important.
In an October 28th op-ed piece for the New York Times, ex-Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev wrote that, in light of the shocking breaches of American security on September 11th, the United States might begin making a priority out of unilateral national defense.
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He has produced defenses that rank among the best in the history of the program.
We want to make sure that the he shows our defense what we want them to see.
The USASAC commanding general and his staff operate within policy and guidance furnished by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for International Affairs (DUSA-IA) and interface with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), other military departments and U.
1 -- color in AV edition only) Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney speaks out Wednesday on the status of America's defenses during a standing-room-only rally attended by some 1,000 people in Lancaster.
ONE ASPECT OF YOUTH basketball that the experts appear to agree on is that although young players continue to advance to higher and higher levels of the game, they never learn how to play man defense.
The Renegades (5-2, 3-0) are first in team defense, second in run defense and fifth in pass defense.