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noun [uncountable]     deterrence pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    the idea that people will decide not to do something if they believe that something unpleasant could happen to them as a result
  2. 2
    the idea that the possession of a particular weapon will make other countries afraid to attack the country that owns it

    a policy of nuclear deterrence

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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