countermeasure UK US /ˈkaʊntəˌmeʒər/ US  /-ṱɚˌmeʒə˞/ noun [C]
an action that is designed to reduce the effect of something harmful: »

There are several countermeasures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of credit card fraud.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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