deterrence

[ dih-tur-uh ns, -tuhr-, -ter- ]SEE DEFINITION OF deterrence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETERRENCE

When deterrence or diplomacy failed as in Kuwait, then the use of force was inevitable.

Let us assume the legitimate end of all punishment to be deterrence.

Nature has provided as far as possible for deterrence from over-interest.

What the deterrence in a comparatively short prison term that leaves the prisoner with a firm grip on his bundle of loot?

To split hairs of deterrence over confirmed social hyenas, is to furnish them with the last formula from which to tear things.

We have developed a realistic military strategy to deter threats to peace and to protect freedom if deterrence fails.

Strategic defenses that threaten no one could offer the world a safer, more stable basis for deterrence.

It follows that we must understand "deterrence" in a wider sense than we have hitherto given to it.

For five decades, we have been successful in applying containment and deterrence in the Cold War.

WORD ORIGIN

1861; see deterrent + -ence.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DETERRENCE

defense

nounarmament; protection system
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