the action or practice of curbing or controlling an excessive, rapid spread: nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.
failure or refusal to proliferate, as in budding or cell division.
pertaining to diplomatic agreements limiting the spread of nuclear weapons.
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How to use nonproliferation in a sentence
Stoltenberg said NATO allies committed to future discussions on topics where the two sides could make progress, including reducing space and cyber threats, increasing transparency of military exercises and nuclear nonproliferation.Russia Weighs Arms Control Negotiations As Fear Of War In Ukraine Looms | W.J. Hennigan | January 13, 2022 | Time
Doyle said he is not certain where he will end up, though he plans to continue to work on nonproliferation and disarmament issues.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda | Center for Public Integrity | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A meaningful nuclear deal with Iran would represent a major step forward for nuclear nonproliferation.
The Cirincione estimate also includes spending for missile defense, environmental cleanup, and nonproliferation programs.Ploughshares Fund Uses Its Millions to Sway Arms Control Debate | Eli Lake | December 13, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this moment of nuclear crisis, with so much at stake, Obama must see who its real nonproliferation friends are.
This latter agreement--the nonproliferation treaty--is now pending in the Senate and it has been pending there since last July.
British Dictionary definitions for nonproliferation
limitation of the production or spread of something, esp nuclear or chemical weapons
(as modifier): a nonproliferation treaty
failure or refusal to proliferate
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