That aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect, destroy, neutralize, exploit, or prevent espionage activities through identification, penetration, manipulation, deception, and repression of individuals, groups, or organizations conducting or suspected of conducting espionage activities.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • counterespionage — [kount΄ər es′pē ə näzh΄, kount΄ər es′pē ənäj′] n. actions to prevent or thwart enemy espionage …   English World dictionary

  • counterespionage — n. 1) to conduct counterespionage 2) counterespionage against * * * to conduct counterespionage counterespionage against …   Combinatory dictionary

  • counterespionage — noun Date: 1899 the activity concerned with detecting and thwarting enemy espionage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counterespionage — /kown teuhr es pee euh nahzh , nij/, n. the detection and frustration of enemy espionage. [1895 1900; COUNTER + ESPIONAGE] * * * ▪ international relations       espionage directed toward detecting and thwarting enemy espionage. See intelligence… …   Universalium

  • counterespionage — noun All those activities undertaken to neutralize or exploit the espionage activities of another nation or an enemy Syn: counterintelligence …   Wiktionary

  • counterespionage — Synonyms and related words: bugging, cloak and dagger work, counterintelligence, electronic surveillance, espial, espionage, following, intelligence, intelligence work, military intelligence, observation, secret police, secret service, shadowing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • counterespionage — coun·ter es·pi·o·nage || ‚ kaÊŠntÉ™r espjÉ™nɪdÊ’ n. espionage intended to detect and prevent enemy espionage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterespionage — coun·ter·espionage …   English syllables

  • counterespionage — coun•ter•es•pi•o•nage [[t]ˌkaʊn tərˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, nɪdʒ[/t]] n. gov mil the detection and frustration of enemy espionage • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • counterespionage — /ˌkaʊntərˈɛspiənaʒ/ (say .kowntuhr espeeuhnahzh), / nadʒ/ (say nahj) noun the detection of enemy espionage …   Australian English dictionary