Definition of non-proliferation in English:

Share this entry

non-proliferation

Pronunciation:

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.