Definition of non-proliferation in English:

non-proliferation

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noun

[mass noun]
  • The prevention of an increase or spread of something, especially the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons: this will be the most important conference in our lifetime on disarmament and non-proliferation
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    • This would seem to undermine the whole idea of nuclear non-proliferation.
    • We agree with Holdstock and Waterston that all efforts must be made for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
    • A new nuclear non-proliferation policy begins with the principle that we can no longer keep the nuclear genie in the bottle.

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