test ban

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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

  1. a nuclear test ban treaty

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First Known Use of test ban

1958

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


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