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defense (US) noun
or British defence /dɪˈfɛns/
plural defenses
defense (US)
noun
or British defence /dɪˈfɛns/
plural defenses
Learner's definition of DEFENSE
: the act of defending someone or something from attack
[noncount]
[count]
see also self-defense
[count] : something that is used to protect yourself, your country, etc.
often + against
: the act of speaking or writing in support of someone or something that is being attacked or criticized
[noncount]
often used in the phrase in defense
[count]
usually singular
[noncount] : the things that are done by a country to protect itself from enemies
often used before another noun
[singular] : the side of a legal case which argues that a person who is being sued or accused of a crime is innocent : the lawyer or lawyers who represent the defendant in a court case
often used before another noun
compare prosecution
[count] : the method that is used in a court case to prove that someone is innocent
/ˈdiːˌfɛns/
: the group of players on a team who try to stop an opponent from scoring
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] : the way that players on a team try to stop an opponent from scoring
compare offense 4
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