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Related to nonproliferation: NPT
Of, relating to, or calling for an end to the acquisition of nuclear weapons by additional nations: a nonproliferation treaty.
a. limitation of the production or spread of something, esp nuclear or chemical weapons
b. (as modifier): a nonproliferation treaty.
2. failure or refusal to proliferate
non•pro•lif•er•a•tion(ˌnɒn prəˌlɪf əˈreɪ ʃən)
1. the action or practice of curbing proliferation, esp. of nuclear weapons.adj.
2. of or pertaining to nonproliferation.
Those actions (e.g., diplomacy, arms control, multilateral agreements, threat reduction assistance, and export controls) taken to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by dissuading or impeding access to, or distribution of, sensitive technologies, material, and expertise. Also called NP. See also counterproliferation.
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|Noun||1.||nonproliferation - the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons); "they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons"; "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"|
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
proliferation - a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"