Definition of nonproliferation in English:



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

    ‘the members will continue to pursue nonproliferation and threat reduction projects globally’
    [as modifier] ‘a nuclear nonproliferation agreement’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In this context, I would also like to reiterate that India's track record in nuclear non-proliferation is impeccable.’
    • ‘It would be the end of any nuclear non-proliferation agreement.’
    • ‘A new nuclear non-proliferation policy begins with the principle that we can no longer keep the nuclear genie in the bottle.’
    • ‘We agree with Holdstock and Waterston that all efforts must be made for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘The government must seize the initiative and begin revamping the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As a first step, Labor will commission a new and independent assessment of non-proliferation and disarmament strategies.’
    • ‘Some agreements, whether on naval matters in the 1930s or on nuclear non-proliferation since 1945, have been criticized as inherently discriminatory.’
    • ‘‘This would end nuclear non-proliferation worldwide, and leave us much less secure than we are today,’ the senator said.’
    • ‘The importance of the active non-proliferation strategy should grow in a stable and predictable world order.’
    • ‘This would seem to undermine the whole idea of nuclear non-proliferation.’
    • ‘Other issues include non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘Adapting the traditional non-proliferation and arms control regimes to the changing world will hardly be an easy process.’
    • ‘He put heart and soul into negotiating the 1968 non-proliferation agreement.’
    • ‘One thing is absolutely sure: in the matter of genetics, like the Internet and nuclear non-proliferation, no country can go it alone.’
    • ‘For example, we should still pay attention to human rights, non-proliferation, free trade, and democracy.’
    • ‘Nuclear non-proliferation was generally considered a desirable objective by most of the states that signed the NPT.’