deterrence

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de·ter·rence

 (dĭ-tûr′əns, -tŭr′-)
n.
1. The act or a means of deterring.
2. Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.

de•ter•rence

(dɪˈtɜr əns, -ˈtʌr-, -ˈtɛr-)

n.
the act of deterring, esp. of deterring a nuclear attack by the capability for retaliation.
[1860–65]

deterrence

The prevention from action by fear of the consequences. Deterrence is a state of mind brought about by the existence of a credible threat of unacceptable counteraction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deterrence - a negative motivational influence
rational motive - a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
2.deterrence - a communication that makes you afraid to try something
discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval
3.deterrence - the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
interference, hinderance, hindrance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
discouragement - the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"
nuclear deterrence - the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence; "when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction"

deterrence

deterrence

noun
Translations

deterrence

[dɪˈterəns] Ndisuasión f

deterrence

nAbschreckung f

deterrence

[dɪˈtɛrns] ndeterrenza