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nuclearism

[noo-klee-uh-riz-uh m, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh-] /ˈnu kli əˌrɪz əm, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lə-/
noun
1.
a political philosophy maintaining that nuclear weapons are the best means of assuring peace and of attaining political goals.
Origin of nuclearism
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; nuclear + -ism
Related forms
nuclearist, noun
nuclearistic, adjective
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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