nonproliferation
adjective Date: 1964 providing for the stoppage of proliferation (as of nuclear arms) <
nonproliferation treaty
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nonproliferation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nonproliferation — non•pro•lif•er•a•tion [[t]ˌnɒn prəˌlɪf əˈreɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) gov the action or practice of curbing proliferation, esp. of nuclear weapons 2) gov of or pertaining to nonproliferation • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

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