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test ban

 (băn)
n.
A mutual and voluntary agreement between nations to forgo testing of nuclear weapons, especially under specified conditions, as in the atmosphere or under water.
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test ban

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an agreement among nations to forgo tests of some or all types of nuclear weapons
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test′ ban`


n.
an agreement by nations producing nuclear weapons to refrain from testing them in the atmosphere.
[1955–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.test ban - a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons
banning, forbiddance, forbidding, ban - an official prohibition or edict against something
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Translations

test ban

n (also nuclear test ban) → divieto dei test nucleari
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(15.) For a summary of the NSC discussions, see Seaborg, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Test Ban, pp.
Critics say these explosions fly in the face of the Comprehensive Test Ban and Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaties.
The Clinton administration has endorsed the long-awaited Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and France and China have declared that, like inveterate smokers, they will after a few last puffs join the U.S., Russia and the U.K.
-- President Bill Clinton's surprise decision to extend a moratorium on nuclear weapons testing for 15 months while pressing for a test ban treaty could mark the end of half a century of nuclear explosions, say advocates of nuclear disarmament.
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Reaffirming its support to the nuclear test ban treaty, Pakistan has told the UN General Assembly of its voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing since 1998, despite compelling regional security dynamics.
The Vienna-based CTBTO, which supposedly be officially established when the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty enters into force, manages the International Monitoring System (IMS), which, when complete, would consist of 337 facilities worldwide to monitor for signals of nuclear explosions.
ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty." However, the Administration focused its efforts in 2010 on securing Senate advice and consent to ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
"As a signatory to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that Nuclear Disarmament should be put on the agenda of the international community and nuclear tests with any motivation should be prohibited," Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Eshaq Ale-Habib said at an informal UN General Assembly meeting dedicated to the International Day against Nuclear Testing.
Summary: United Nations - Morocco's Permanent Representative to the UN, Mohamed Loulichki, called Friday on behalf of Morocco and France, on the international community to intensify its efforts to encourage all nations to adhere to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and to facilitate its entry into force.
Japan on Wednesday welcomed Libya's ratification of the nuclear test ban treaty and the chemical arms convention, saying it is important for international disarmament and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destructions (WMD).
The 1963 Limited Test Ban Treaty, which more than 115 nations have adopted, prohibits nuclear tests in the atmosphere, underwater, and in outer space.