Definition of nonproliferation in English:

Share this entry

nonproliferation

Pronunciation: /ˌnänprəˌlifəˈrāSH(ə)n/

noun

The prevention of an increase or spread of something, especially the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons: the members will continue to pursue nonproliferation and threat reduction projects globally [as modifier]: a nuclear nonproliferation agreement
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: non·pro·lif·er·a·tion

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.