Defence

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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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* What is the best way to spend the defence budget?
For the defence of our own territory, we need air and naval capabilities that could deny our approaches to an adversary.
The cost of recruiting, training and retaining our people accounts for a major slice of the defence budget.
In conclusion, I would just like to say that the formation of Defence Science and Technology Agency presents us with a unique opportunity to forge and create a new dynamic and creative organisation for the defence and security needs of Singapore.
Chinniah Manohara has been the Director of the Defence Procurement Division, Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Singapore since June 1991.