Definition of Counterpower

1. Noun. A political power capable of opposing another. ¹



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Definition of Counterpower

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterpower

counterpoise
counterpoised
counterpoises
counterpoising
counterpoison
counterpoisons
counterpole
counterpoles
counterpose
counterposed
counterposes
counterposing
counterposition
counterpositional
counterpositions
counterpower (current term)
counterpowers
counterprejudice
counterprejudices
counterpreparation fire
counterpressure
counterpressured
counterpressures
counterpressuring
counterproductive
counterproductively
counterproductiveness
counterprogram
counterprogrammed
counterprogramming

Literary usage of Counterpower

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1. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"Faced with this, Labour activists tried to build some kind of counterpower through the only instrument at hand: their party. The result was a struggle to ..."

2. Man and wife by William Wilkie Collins (1870)
"The law met the most exasperating of living women with a counterpower of defensive aggravation, all its own!) " I take that as confirming me, Lady Lundie. ..."

3. Participatory Development: Learning from South Asia by Ponna Wignaraja (1991)
"... be expanded to emerge as a counterpower vis-a-vis the dominant interests, having allies at various levels in the society to draw support and protection. ..."

4. The Elements of Natural Philosophy; Or, An Introduction to the Study of the by Golding Bird, Charles Brooke (1867)
"104, there are three moveable pulleys ; now the third arrangement, we can, with a power of 1, counterpower of 2 is 8, and accordingly, with such an balance ..."

5. The Role of US Nuclear Weapons in the Post-Cold War Era by Richard A. Paulsen (1994)
"Mazarr suggests a third alternative—a counterpower strategy that targets nonnuclear ... He states that since counterpower strategy "does not threaten either ..."

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