Definition of non-proliferation in English:

non-proliferation

noun

mass noun
  • The prevention of an increase or spread of something, especially the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons.

    ‘this will be the most important conference in our lifetime on disarmament and non-proliferation’
    • ‘A new nuclear non-proliferation policy begins with the principle that we can no longer keep the nuclear genie in the bottle.’
    • ‘Adapting the traditional non-proliferation and arms control regimes to the changing world will hardly be an easy process.’
    • ‘In this context, I would also like to reiterate that India's track record in nuclear non-proliferation is impeccable.’
    • ‘The government must seize the initiative and begin revamping the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘As a first step, Labor will commission a new and independent assessment of non-proliferation and disarmament strategies.’
    • ‘We agree with Holdstock and Waterston that all efforts must be made for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘Some agreements, whether on naval matters in the 1930s or on nuclear non-proliferation since 1945, have been criticized as inherently discriminatory.’
    • ‘For example, we should still pay attention to human rights, non-proliferation, free trade, and democracy.’
    • ‘It would be the end of any nuclear non-proliferation agreement.’
    • ‘This would seem to undermine the whole idea of nuclear non-proliferation.’
    • ‘Other issues include non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘‘This would end nuclear non-proliferation worldwide, and leave us much less secure than we are today,’ the senator said.’
    • ‘It is still the world community's general desire and priority to settle urgent non-proliferation problems by political and diplomatic methods.’
    • ‘This makes the problem of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction highly topical.’
    • ‘Nuclear non-proliferation was generally considered a desirable objective by most of the states that signed the NPT.’
    • ‘The importance of the active non-proliferation strategy should grow in a stable and predictable world order.’
    • ‘One thing is absolutely sure: in the matter of genetics, like the Internet and nuclear non-proliferation, no country can go it alone.’
    • ‘Military intervention, he argued, can hardly serve as an instrument of enforcing nuclear non-proliferation.’
    • ‘In addition to starting up its nuclear reactors, it has expelled UN inspectors and is withdrawing from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.’
    • ‘He put heart and soul into negotiating the 1968 non-proliferation agreement.’

Pronunciation

non-proliferation