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deterrence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deterrence  \De*ter"rence\,  n. 
  That  which  deters;  a  deterrent;  a  hindrance.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deterrence 
  n  1:  a  negative  motivational  influence  [syn:  {disincentive}] 
  [ant:  {incentive}] 
  2:  a  communication  that  makes  you  afraid  to  try  something  [syn: 
  {determent},  {intimidation}] 
  3:  the  act  or  process  of  deterring 




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