test ban
noun Date: 1958 a self-imposed partial or complete ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries possessing such weapons

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  • test ban — test ,ban noun count an agreement between countries not to test nuclear weapons: a nuclear test ban a test ban treaty …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • test ban — n an agreement between countries to stop testing ↑nuclear weapons ▪ the test ban treaty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • test ban — test ban, adj. an agreement by nations producing nuclear weapons to refrain from testing them in the atmosphere. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • test ban — test′ ban n. an agreement by nations producing nuclear weapons to refrain from testing them in the atmosphere • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • test ban — n. an agreement between or among nuclear powers to forgo tests of nuclear weapons, esp. in the atmosphere …   English World dictionary

  • test ban — noun a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons • Hypernyms: ↑ban, ↑banning, ↑forbiddance, ↑forbidding * * * noun : a self imposed ban on the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons …   Useful english dictionary

  • test ban — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms test ban : singular test ban plural test bans an agreement between countries not to test nuclear weapons …   English dictionary

  • test ban — /ˈtɛst bæn/ (say test ban) adjective denoting or relating to a treaty or agreement between nations not to test nuclear weapons, or to test them only under limited conditions, as not in the atmosphere …   Australian English dictionary

  • test ban — noun (C) an agreement between countries to stop testing nuclear weapons …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Test Ban Treaty — There are two treaties that have been referred to as the Test Ban Treaty:* the Partial Test Ban Treaty, adopted in 1963, and * the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, adopted in 1996 …   Wikipedia

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