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Noun: nonproliferation  ,nón-pru-li-fu'rey-shun
  1. The prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)
    "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"; "they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons";
    - non-proliferation

Derived forms: nonproliferations

Type of: bar, prevention

Antonym: proliferation

Encyclopedia: Nonproliferation