Definitions for subversionsəbˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•ver•sionsəbˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of subverting.

  2. the state of being subverted; destruction.

  3. something that subverts or overthrows.

Origin of subversion:

1350–1400; ME < LL subversiō overthrowing. See subvert , -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruption, subversion(noun)

    destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity

    "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"

  2. subversion, subversive activity(noun)

    the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government


  1. subversion(Noun)

    the act of subverting or the condition of being subverted

  2. subversion(Noun)

    a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by working from within; undermining

  3. Origin: From subversion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subversion(noun)

    the act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. subversion

    Actions designed to undermine the military, economic, psychological, or political strength or morale of a governing authority. See also unconventional warfare.

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