Deterrence meaning

dĭ-tûrəns, -tŭr-
The definition of a deterrence is the act of stopping something from happening.

An example of a deterrence is having a fire extinguisher available to put out a fire.

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The act or a means of deterring.
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Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
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The act of deterring.
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The policy or practice of stockpiling nuclear weapons to deter another nation from making a nuclear attack.
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The act of deterring, or the state of being deterred.
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Action taken by states or alliances of nations against equally powerful alliances to prevent hostile action.
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The art of producing in one's enemy the fear to attack.
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