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deterrence Syllabification: de·ter·rence
Pronunciation: /dəˈtərəns/

Definition of deterrence in English:


The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences: nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression they contend that a death penalty is necessary as a form of deterrence
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  • Also, should deterrence fail, we would want to have a reasonable retaliatory capability available.
  • The likely reason for the rate is falling is that, more than other types of crime, deterrence works in white-collar cases.
  • It was assumed that any Soviet leader would recognize the logic underlying US deterrence policy.

Words that rhyme with deterrence

aberrance, inherence, Terence

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