deterrence

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deterrence /dɪˈtɚrəns/ noun
deterrence
/dɪˈtɚrəns/
noun
Learner's definition of DETERRENCE
[noncount] formal
: the act of making someone decide not to do something : the act of preventing a particular act or behavior from happening
politics : the policy of developing a lot of military power so that other countries will not attack your country
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