One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.‘nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression’‘they contend that a death penalty is necessary as a form of deterrence’
- ‘Also, should deterrence fail, we would want to have a reasonable retaliatory capability available.’
- ‘Elsewhere in his treatise he reflects on the possibility of combining nuclear deterrence with conventional deterrence.’
- ‘Under the Cold Wart concept of deterrence, clarity was a necessity.’
- ‘The first capability that armed forces need to achieve deterrence is an offensive capability.’
- ‘There are few in Washington prepared to run the risks implied in such a deterrence strategy.’
- ‘The presence of armour is reassuring protection and deterrence to hostile action.’
- ‘Many file-swapping programs are a haven for online porn and provide very little deterrence for minors.’
- ‘He summarized that imprisonment would not serve the goals of punishment, deterrence or rehabilitation.’
- ‘The likely reason for the rate is falling is that, more than other types of crime, deterrence works in white-collar cases.’
- ‘It was assumed that any Soviet leader would recognize the logic underlying US deterrence policy.’
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