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arms control Syllabification: arms con·trol
Pronunciation: /ärmz kənˈtrōl/

Definition of arms control in English:


International disarmament or arms limitation, especially by mutual consent.
Example sentences
  • ‘We as arms-control activists have to make sure our arguments are made in the context of the new terrorist danger,’ says Kevin Knobloch, executive director of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
  • East-West tensions moderated slightly during the early 1970s as Pres. Richard Nixon engaged in a policy of detente and arms-control negotiations with the USSR, but the thaw proved temporary.
  • And the White House's evident disdain for arms-control treaties makes it unlikely that Bush would ever seek an international agreement to more tightly regulate shoulder-fired missiles.
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