non·​pro·​lif·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌnän-prə-ˌli-fə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce nonproliferation (audio) \

Definition of nonproliferation

: providing for the stoppage of proliferation (as of nuclear arms) nonproliferation treaty

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nonproliferation noun

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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, "Daily on Energy: Trump administration gives a little in acknowledging climate change," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of nonproliferation

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonproliferation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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