test ban

an agreement by nations producing nuclear weapons to refrain from testing them in the atmosphere.


test-ban, adjective
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test ban
an agreement among nations to forgo tests of some or all types of nuclear weapons

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Example sentences
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.
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