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arms control

noun
1.
any plan, treaty, or agreement to limit the number, size, or type of weapons or armed forces of the participating nations.
2.
the measures taken to limit the weapons systems or armed forces.
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  • A swift conclusion to our arms control talks--conventional, chemical and strategic--must now be our goal.

  • A refinement of the comprehensive test ban treaty of 1963 extended the prohibition on arms control to underground testing.

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