Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Action in opposition; hindrance; resistance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Action in opposition; hindrance resistance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of retaliation; a counterattack
  • noun Any action in opposition to a previous action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action

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Examples

  • Secretary at home from whom he receives orders, and the Secretary at Dublin to whom he is to give orders, if I did not believe that with all his failings he possesses a high and independent spirit, which will lead him to assert himself decisively in the very first moment of the counteraction, which is thus studiously and systematically provided to embarrass him in all his operations.

    Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1) From the Original Family Documents

  • Though the FDA's decision seems like a smart counteraction at first glance; if we examine similar proposals made in the past, unfortunately, it doesn't hold much promise.

    Valerie Orsoni: Too Much Calorie Info Will Fatten America Up

  • Wars being dynamic, this procrastination can only aid the enemy, which is being afforded leisure to expand its region of effectiveness and harden itself against eventual American counteraction.

    Unmysterious Dithering

  • Jim (Ranger) is a retired Army Special Forces officer and terrorism counteraction (T/CA) subject matter expert who vehemently opposes this administration's WOT. I'm guessing Jim is talking about the previous administration's WOT, but you never know.

    Blogroll Update

  • Wars being dynamic, this procrastination can only aid the enemy, which is being afforded leisure to expand its region of effectiveness and harden itself against eventual American counteraction.

    War on Terror

  • Wars being dynamic, this procrastination can only aid the enemy, which is being afforded leisure to expand its region of effectiveness and harden itself against eventual American counteraction.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Morale operations include all measures of subversion, other than physical, used to create confusion and division, and to undermine the morale and the political unity of the enemy through any means from within, or purporting to emanate within, enemy countries; or from bases within areas where action and counteraction may be effective against the enemy.

    A Covert Affair

  • Though the FDA's decision seems like a smart counteraction at first glance; if we examine similar proposals made in the past, unfortunately, it doesn't hold much promise.

    Valerie Orsoni: Too Much Calorie Info Will Fatten America Up

  • Morale operations include all measures of subversion, other than physical, used to create confusion and division, and to undermine the morale and the political unity of the enemy through any means from within, or purporting to emanate within, enemy countries; or from bases within areas where action and counteraction may be effective against the enemy.

    A Covert Affair

  • Unless China changes its ways, on day one of my presidency I will designate it a currency manipulator and take appropriate counteraction.

    How I'll Respond to China's Rising Power

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