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test ban

noun
1.
an agreement by nations producing nuclear weapons to refrain from testing them in the atmosphere.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
test-ban, adjective
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  • He turned to arms control, with a nuclear test ban as a first step.
  • Under a test ban, only computer calculations will be able to approximate the operation of an entire nuclear weapon.
British Dictionary definitions for test ban

test ban

noun
1.
an agreement among nations to forgo tests of some or all types of nuclear weapons
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