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- 1. nonproliferation, non-proliferation, prevention, bar
- usage: the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons); "they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons"; "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"
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See also: nonproliferation (Dictionary)