how to pronounce deterrence

dɪtɛɹəns

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“… people's deterrence doesn't really adapt …”

meanings of deterrence

noun:

  1. Action taken by states or alliances of nations against equally powerful alliances to prevent hostile action.
  2. The act of deterring, or the state of being deterred.
  3. The art of producing in one's enemy the fear of attacking.
  4. The action of discouraging an action or event by instilling doubt or fear of the penalty or punishment.