Definition of Deterrence

1. Noun. A negative motivational influence.

Exact synonyms: Disincentive
Generic synonyms: Rational Motive
Derivative terms: Deterrent
Antonyms: Incentive



2. Noun. A communication that makes you afraid to try something.
Exact synonyms: Determent, Intimidation
Generic synonyms: Discouragement
Derivative terms: Deter, Deter, Intimidate, Intimidate

3. Noun. The act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety.
Generic synonyms: Hinderance, Hindrance, Interference
Specialized synonyms: Discouragement, Nuclear Deterrence
Derivative terms: Deter, Deterrent

Definition of Deterrence

1. n. That which deters; a deterrent; a hindrance.

Definition of Deterrence

1. Noun. The act of deterring, or the state of being deterred ¹

2. Noun. Action taken by states or alliances of nations against equally powerful alliances to prevent hostile action ¹

3. Noun. The art of producing in one's enemy the fear to attack ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deterrence

1. [n -S]

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1. Nuclear Coexistence: Rethinking U. S. Policy to Promote Stability in an Era by William C. Martel, William T. Pendley (1998)
"The implication is that nuclear deterrence evolved within the confines of a relatively stable environment. Third, the risk-averse outlook and actions of ..."

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