non proliferation

nonproliferation

[non-proh-lif-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the action or practice of curbing or controlling an excessive, rapid spread: nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.
2.
failure or refusal to proliferate, as in budding or cell division.
adjective
3.
pertaining to diplomatic agreements limiting the spread of nuclear weapons.

Origin:
1960–65; non- + proliferation

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nonproliferation (ˌnɒnprəˌlɪfərˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a.  limitation of the production or spread of something, esp nuclear or chemical weapons
 b.  (as modifier): a nonproliferation treaty
2.  failure or refusal to proliferate

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