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nuclearism

[ noo-klee-uh-riz-uhm, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh- ]
/ ˈnu kli əˌrɪz əm, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lə- /
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noun

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
See nuclear.
nu·cle·ar·ist, nounnu·cle·ar·is·tic, adjective
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