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UK US defense uk /dɪˈfens/ us /dɪˈfens/

defence noun (PROTECTION)

A2 [ C or U ] protection or support against attack, criticism, or infection

The rebels' only form of defence against the soldiers' guns was sticks and stones. 叛亂者只能用木棍和石塊來抵禦士兵們的槍彈。
The war has ended but government spending on defence (= the country's armed forces) is still increasing. 戰爭結束了,但政府用於國防支出卻還在增加。
When Helen criticized me, Chris came/rushed to my defence (= quickly supported me). 海倫批評我的時候,克裡斯趕忙為我辯護。
The book is a closely argued defence of (= something that supports) the economic theory of Keynes. 那本書透過嚴密的論證為凱恩斯的經濟理論進行辯護。
The towers were once an important part of the city's defences. 那些高塔曾經是該市防禦體系中重要的組成部分。
A good diet helps build the body's natural defences. 良好的飲食習慣有助增強身體的自然抵抗能力。
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defence noun (EXPLANATION)

[ S or U ] an argument or explanation that you use to prove that you are not guilty of something

The judge remarked that ignorance was not a valid defence. 法官說無知不能成為有效的辯護理由。
All I can say, in defence of my actions, is that I had little choice. 我只能以別無選擇來為自己的行為辯解。

the things said in court to prove that a person did not commit a crime

She said that she didn't want a lawyer and was going to conduct her own defence. 她說她不需要律師,她要自己辯護。
the defence C2

the person or people in a law case who have been accused of doing something illegal, and their lawyer(s)

a witness for the defence 辯方證人
a defence lawyer 辯方律師

defence noun (SPORT)

B1 [ S or U ] in some sports, the part of a team that tries to prevent the other team from scoring goals or points

a strong defence 強而有力的防線
I play in defence. 我是防守隊員。

defence noun (CHESS)

specialized games [ C or U ] in the game of chess, a particular set of moves used by the person playing with the black pieces

What defence did you use in that last game? 上局中你用了甚麼防禦法?

(Translation of “defence” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)