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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.
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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"
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deterrence

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deterrence

noun
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Translations

deterrence

[dɪˈterəns] Ndisuasión f
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deterrence

nAbschreckung f
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deterrence

[dɪˈtɛrns] ndeterrenza
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Therefore, keeping a credible military deterence -- though expensive -- is key to protecting the territorial integrity of neighboring countries.
Dito gusto ko talaga na magkaroon ng deterence ang kanilang trafficking business," he said.
(56.) Assuming a VSL of $10 million, the appropriate deterence
"At present I have in mind a tariff of 30 years for Hindley and 40 years for Brady, implying that after 1992 and 2002 respectively the question of release (in 1995 and 2005 at the earliest) will be determined on risk grounds rather than on grounds of retribution or deterence," he wrote.
The deterence argument, however, is not essential to this Note's proposal because it is one of several justifications for creating the appendix.
Rezaee, "Causes, consequences, and deterence of financial statement fraud," Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol.