Deterrence Definition

dĭ-tûrəns, -tŭr-
noun
The act of deterring.
Webster's New World
The policy or practice of stockpiling nuclear weapons to deter another nation from making a nuclear attack.
Webster's New World
Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary
The art of producing in one's enemy the fear to attack.
Wiktionary
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