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Meaning of peacekeeping

peace•keep•ing

Pronunciation: (pēs'kē"ping), [key]
— n.
  1. the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area: the United Nations' efforts toward peacekeeping.
  2. an instance of this.
—adj.
  1. for or pertaining to peacekeeping: peacekeeping forces.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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