Definition of De-escalation

1. Noun. (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war).

Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminution, Reduction, Step-down
Category relationships: War, Warfare
Derivative terms: De-escalate, De-escalate



Definition of De-escalation

1. Noun. reduction in size or intensity of conflict ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of De-escalation

de-duped
de-dupes
de-duping
de-efferentation
de-emetinised ipecacuanha
de-emphasis
de-emphasise
de-emphasize
de-emulsifier
de-emulsify
de-energise
de-energize
de-epicardialization
de-escalate
de-escalates
de-escalation (current term)
de-excitation
de-humanise
de-humanises
de-humanize
de-humanizes
de-ice
de-iced
de-ices
de-icing
de-iodinase
de-iodinate
de-iodinating
de-iodination
de-ionate

Literary usage of De-escalation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fact Finding Report: Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations by John T. Dunlop (1994)
"All participants -- employees, management, and unions -- would benefit from reduction in illegal activity and de-escalation of a conflictual process that ..."

2. Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives by Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel (1998)
"The escalation, de-escalation and spread of violence are determined by a further set of conditions for violence, namely the conditions for violence within ..."

3. From Civil Strife to Civil Society: Civil and Military Responsibilities in by William Maley, Charles J. G. Sampford, Ramesh Chandra Thakur (2003)
"Louis Kriesberg and Stuart Thorson (eds), Timing the De.escalation of International Conflicts (Syracuse. NY: Syracuse University Press, 1991). 9. ..."

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