nonproliferation

adjective

non·​pro·​lif·​er·​a·​tion ˌnän-prə-ˌli-fə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce nonproliferation (audio)
: providing for the stoppage of proliferation (as of nuclear arms)
nonproliferation treaty
nonproliferation noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But nuclear experts say reprocessing faces economic and nonproliferation concerns and does not prevent the production of nuclear waste. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 24 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonproliferation was in 1964

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“Nonproliferation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonproliferation. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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