[ noo-klee-uh-riz-uh m, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh- ]
/ ˈnu kli əˌrɪz əm, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lə- /
a political philosophy maintaining that nuclear weapons are the best means of assuring peace and of attaining political goals.
Related formsnu·cle·ar·ist, nounnu·cle·ar·is·tic, adjective
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