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  1. deterrence

    • IPA[dəˈtərəns]

    美式

    • n.
      the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences
    • noun: deterrence, plural noun: deterrences

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    • 1. the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression they contend that a death penalty is necessary as a form of deterrence
    • n.
      the military doctrine according to which the possibility that a country will use the nuclear ... he was a strong advocate of nuclear deterrence in the Cold War era

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[dɪˈtɛr(ə)ns]

    英式

    • n.
      the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences: nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression they contend that a death penalty is necessary as a form of deterrence

    Oxford Dictionary