test ban

noun

Definition of test ban

: a self-imposed partial or complete ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries possessing such weapons

Examples of test ban in a Sentence

a nuclear test ban treaty
Recent Examples on the Web In June 1963, Kennedy laid out his vision for a partial test ban treaty with the Soviets that would limit nuclear testing to underground sites. New York Times, 30 Oct. 2021 Kennedy used the speech to announce his support for a nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union, but his purpose was grander than that. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, 9 Dec. 2020 Zerbo, a candidate to head the International Atomic Energy Agency, was at the United Nations to speak at an event on the sidelines of the General Assembly on the entry into force of the test ban treaty. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2019 Vo’s political totem, a pen once used to sign a 1963 nuclear test ban treaty, enshrines a kind of diplomacy that feels precarious in the era of Twitter foreign policy. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2019 Zerbo, a candidate to head the International Atomic Energy Agency, was at the United Nations to speak at an event on the sidelines of the General Assembly on the entry into force of the test ban treaty. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2019 Zerbo, a candidate to head the International Atomic Energy Agency, was at the United Nations to speak at an event on the sidelines of the General Assembly on the entry into force of the test ban treaty. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Sep. 2019 President Bill Clinton signed the test ban treaty in 1996, but the Senate failed to ratify it on a 48-51 vote. Patrick Malone, WIRED, 18 June 2019 And on the heels of California's animal-testing ban being signed into law on September 6, that's looking sooner than ever. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of test ban

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Test ban.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/test%20ban. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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test ban

noun

English Language Learners Definition of test ban

: an official agreement between countries with nuclear weapons to not test those weapons

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