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arms race

n
(Military) the continuing competitive attempt by two or more nations each to have available to it more and more powerful weapons than the other(s)
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arms′ race`


n.
competition between countries for superiority in quantity and quality of military arms.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arms race - a competition between nations to have the most powerful armamentsarms race - a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments
race - any competition; "the race for the presidency"
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Translations

arms race

ncorsa agli armamenti
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The world economy, the world environment, the world AIDS crisis, the world arms race: they affect us all.
Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow.
The US ground-launched cruise missile test carried out on Sunday could prompt a new arms race and jeopardise global security, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement, APA reports referring to Sputnik.
Russia and China accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but the foreign ministry in Moscow said it would not be drawn into an arms race.
Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow.The US and Russia ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this month after accusing each other of violating the accord.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Aug 6 (ANI): Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Monday that the risk of a new arms race is growing after the United States pulled out from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Unless there are new talks about strategic security, 'this scenario means restarting an uncontrolled arms race', Putin added.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The US withdrawal from the INF treaty jeopardizes everyone's security and may cause an arms race, but the US shouldn't count on winning it, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told RT.
Summary: International diplomacy is at a perilous stage as critical agreements to limit and contain the nuclear arms race have been jettisoned both b...
Carlos Isagani Zarate on Wednesday sought a probe on the Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea, fearing that it would "signal arms race" in the Asia-Pacific region.
EIGHT Labour MPs ignored party orders to support efforts to stop a no-deal, despite warnings of a Tory "arms race" to promise the most damaging Brexit.
As such, according to the Armenian minister, Israel's arms trade leads to the destruction of the Armenian people, and the arms race in the region does not serve to establish peace and security.