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Israel claims it needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent against any threat to its existence. The Arab world in return feels that this is an imbalanced system; there is a sense of humiliation and impotence.
Mohamed ElBaradei

Meaning of "deterrent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DETERRENT

From Latin dēterrēns hindering.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DETERRENT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DETERRENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Deterrent can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DETERRENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Deterrence

Deterrence may refer to: ▪ Deterrence theory, a theory of war, especially regarding nuclear weapons ▪ Deterrence, a theory of justice ▪ Deterrence, a psychological theory ▪ Deterrence, a 1999 drama starring Kevin Pollak, depicting fictional events about nuclear brinkmanship...

Definition of deterrent in the English dictionary

The first definition of deterrent in the dictionary is something that deters. Other definition of deterrent is a weapon or combination of weapons, esp nuclear, held by one state, etc, to deter attack by another. Deterrent is also tending or used to deter; restraining.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DETERRENT


aberrant
æˈbɛrənt
apparent
əˈpærənt
BitTorrent
ˈbɪtˌtɒrənt
coherent
kəʊˈhɪərənt
concurrent
kənˈkʌrənt
current
ˈkʌrənt
different
ˈdɪfərənt
durant
ˈdjʊərənt
errant
ˈɛrənt
gerent
ˈdʒɛrənt
ignorant
ˈɪɡnərənt
immigrant
ˈɪmɪɡrənt
inherent
ɪnˈhɪərənt
parent
ˈpɛərənt
tolerant
ˈtɒlərənt
torrent
ˈtɒrənt
transparent
trænsˈpærənt
vibrant
ˈvaɪbrənt
vicegerent
ˌvaɪsˈdʒɛrənt
warrant
ˈwɒrənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DETERRENT

determinativeness
determinator
determine
determined
determinedly
determinedness
determiner
determining
determinism
determinist
deterministic
deterrability
deterrable
deterred
deterrence
deterrently
deterrer
deterring
detersion
detersive

WORDS THAT END LIKE DETERRENT

abhorrent
air current
alternating current
countercurrent
crosscurrent
dark current
direct current
eddy current
electric current
for rent
intercurrent
Japan Current
noncurrent
nuclear deterrent
occurrent
photocurrent
recurrent
residual current
rip current
undercurrent
up-current

Synonyms and antonyms of deterrent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DETERRENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «deterrent» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of deterrent

Translation of «deterrent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DETERRENT

Find out the translation of deterrent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of deterrent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «deterrent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

威慑物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fuerza disuasoria
570 millions of speakers

English

deterrent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निवारक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الردع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сдерживающим фактором
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dissuasivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিবন্ধক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moyen dissuasif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghalang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abschreckungsmittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

抑止するもの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

제지하는 것
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngalangi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngăn chặn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தடையாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निवारक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

caydırıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

deterrente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odstraszający
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стримуючим фактором
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

descurajare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποτρεπτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afskrikmiddel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avskräckande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avskrekkende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of deterrent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DETERRENT»

The term «deterrent» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.919 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DETERRENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «deterrent» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «deterrent» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about deterrent

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10 QUOTES WITH «DETERRENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word deterrent.
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Christie Brinkley
My biggest deterrent to getting the workout I need is just that my days are so full and so busy.
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Des Browne
We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty of itself generates an environment which we should not make a decision that deprives future generations of the deterrent effect that the nuclear weapons have provided for us and for almost all of my life.
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Warren E. Burger
A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point - finality of judgment.
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Arleigh Burke
The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind.
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David Davis
If somebody plans to carry out a series of murders... then this is obviously an evil and pre-meditated attack and in that case, there could be a deterrent effect.
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Mohamed ElBaradei
Israel claims it needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent against any threat to its existence. The Arab world in return feels that this is an imbalanced system; there is a sense of humiliation and impotence.
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Frank Gaffney
Most Americans will be horrified that President Obama is compromising our deterrent to chemical and biological attacks on this country. Our allies will also be troubled by his aspiration to eliminate U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
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Frank Gaffney
Having worked for him in the nuclear weapons policy business, I can tell you that President Reagan was committed to assuring the effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent.
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David Lange
We do not wish to have nuclear weapons on New Zealand soil or in our harbors. We do not ask, we do not expect, the United States to come to New Zealand's assistance with nuclear weapons or to present American nuclear capability as a deterrent to an attacker.
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Steve Largent
I am pro-death penalty, but not an enthusiastic death-penalty person. I think there's a place for it, that it should serve as a deterrent.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DETERRENT»

Discover the use of deterrent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to deterrent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Deterrent
Crime is at its highest levels in the U.S., and Vice President Mokski has been unable to convince the president to build a deterrent to crime. There are three mysterious attempts to assassinate the president.
R. Merial Martin, Richard Martin, 2005
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Evolution of the Us Sea-Based Nuclear Missile Deterrent: ...
"Submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and nuclear ballistic missile firing submarines (SSBNs)--Introduction.
George J. Refuto, 2011
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War in the Deterrent Age
This is a thorough and insightful analysis of contemporary nuclear dialects and the changing nature of warfare, from the conventional to the unconventional.
D. K. Palit, 2006
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Britain's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: From Before the ...
From Before the V-Bomber to Beyond Trident Robert H. Paterson. would change its defence philosophy? For certainly there would have to be a change. British nuclear forces are committed to NATO, and the Alliance would unquestionably be  ...
Robert H. Paterson, 2012
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Counterfeit Deterrent Features for the Next-Generation ...
This volume evaluates a large number of such features while recommending a comprehensive national strategy for anticipating and responding to counterfeiting threats.
Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on Next-Generation Currency Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, 1993
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India's Emerging Nuclear Posture: Between Recessed Deterrent ...
" "This book brings together the many pieces of India's nuclear puzzle and the ramifications for South Asia.
Ashley J. Tellis, 2001
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The future of the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent: the ...
This document sets out the Government's reply to the Committee's report (HCP 225-I, session 2006-07; ISBN 9780215032812) on the Government's decision to maintain Britain's independent nuclear capability by investing in a new generation of ...
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee, 2007
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Revitalizing the U.S. nuclear deterrent
Prepared in parallel with the Bush administration's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), Revitalizing the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent identifies a range of nuclear force structure options to meet 2010 nuclear requirements and examines the kind of ...
Michèle A. Flournoy, Clark A. Murdock, 2002
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The United Kingdom's Future Nuclear Deterrent Capability: ...
The Committee in this report which, on the basis of evidence from the Ministry of Defence (the Department), examined making important decisions, managing dependence on the United States and managing the programme effectively.
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts, 2009
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The United Kingdom's Future Nuclear Deterrent Capability
The programme aims to maintain the UK's nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the current system, with the introduction into service of the first of a new class of submarines in 2024.
Great Britain. National Audit Office, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DETERRENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term deterrent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Criminal defamation is a deterrent: Govt to SC
Supporting criminalisation of defamation, the government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that criminal defamation offers “some ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Lifetime driving ban no deterrent for Gravenhurst man
GRAVENHURST - A 44-year old Gravenhurst resident isn't getting the message to stay off the roads. According to Crown attorney Ted Carlton, ... «www.muskokaregion.com/, Jul 15»
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Prisoner Survey notes international naval presence as the primary …
This suggests that a significant draw-down in naval forces may reduce a deterrent factor potentially contributing to the reduction in piracy. «Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Jul 15»
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Crackdown on firearms a vital deterrent
The sentencing of convicted armed robber Sean Kavanagh to eight years for possession of a sawn-off shotgun will hopefully send out a strong ... «Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Jul 15»
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Putin needs tripwire deterrent to keep NATO safe
“NATO must retain its credibility as a deterrent to Russian aggression. In particular, it needs to demonstrate that limited war is impossible and ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
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Senator Proposes Deterrent Penalty On Agents Cheating Foreign …
Senator Shahanim Mohamad YusoffKUALA LUMPUR: A senator today proposed that the government imposed a deterrent penalty on agents ... «malaysiandigest.com, Jul 15»
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Court ruling with a deterrent effect – imposing personal liability on …
In May 2015, the Jerusalem District Court issued a judgment imposing personal liability in light of lawful conduct of the affairs of an NPO, on the ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
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Why the military is divided over Britain's nuclear deterrent
The issue of replacing Trident, the UK's sea-based nuclear deterrent, was not discussed at all. This conference was taking place a few months ... «The Conversation UK, Jul 15»
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Eye ailment no deterrent to this lad
For Tusharanshu Sharma, who hails from a small village, Saketri, in Panchkula, nothing could act as a hindrance in achieving his goal. Despite ... «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
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State accuses LG of acting as a deterrent
AAP on Saturday accused Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung of stonewalling the party-ruled Delhi government's efforts to bolster women's security in ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»

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