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DETERRENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deterrence mean? 

DETERRENCE (noun)
  The noun DETERRENCE has 3 senses:

1. a negative motivational influence
2. a communication that makes you afraid to try something
3. the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety

  Familiarity information: DETERRENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DETERRENCE (noun)


Sense 1deterrence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A negative motivational influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Synonyms:

deterrence; disincentive

Hypernyms ("deterrence" is a kind of...):

rational motive (a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument)


Sense 2deterrence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A communication that makes you afraid to try something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

determent; deterrence; intimidation

Hypernyms ("deterrence" is a kind of...):

discouragement (the expression of opposition and disapproval)


Sense 3deterrence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("deterrence" is a kind of...):

hinderance; hindrance; interference (the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deterrence"):

discouragement (the act of discouraging)

nuclear deterrence (the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence)


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