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English noun: nuclear deterrence

1. nuclear deterrence (act) the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence

SamplesWhen two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction.

Broader (hypernym)deterrence, doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

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