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nuclearism

[noo-klee-uh-riz-uh m, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh-]
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noun
  1. a political philosophy maintaining that nuclear weapons are the best means of assuring peace and of attaining political goals.
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Origin of nuclearism

First recorded in 1965–70; nuclear + -ism
Related formsnu·cle·ar·ist, nounnu·cle·ar·is·tic, adjective

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.
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