test ban

test ban
noun
a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons
Hypernyms: ↑ban, ↑banning, ↑forbiddance, ↑forbidding

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noun
: a self-imposed ban on the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries possessing such weapons

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test-ban, adj.
an agreement by nations producing nuclear weapons to refrain from testing them in the atmosphere.
[1955-60]

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test ban noun
The banning (by mutual agreement between nations (test-ban treaty)) of the testing of any or all nuclear weapons
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test ban UK US noun [countable] [singular test ban plural test bans]
an agreement between countries not to test nuclear weapons
Thesaurus: arms control and disarmamenthyponym international agreementshyponym

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test ban,
a ban on testing, especially of nuclear weapons.

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noun, pl ⋯ bans [count]
: an official agreement between countries with nuclear weapons to not test those weapons

a nuclear test ban treaty

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ˈtest ban f66 [test ban] noun
an agreement between countries to stop testing nuclear weapons

a test ban treaty


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  • test ban — n an agreement between countries to stop testing ↑nuclear weapons ▪ the test ban treaty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • test ban — test ban, adj. an agreement by nations producing nuclear weapons to refrain from testing them in the atmosphere. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

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  • test ban — n. an agreement between or among nuclear powers to forgo tests of nuclear weapons, esp. in the atmosphere …   English World dictionary

  • test ban — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms test ban : singular test ban plural test bans an agreement between countries not to test nuclear weapons …   English dictionary

  • test ban — /ˈtɛst bæn/ (say test ban) adjective denoting or relating to a treaty or agreement between nations not to test nuclear weapons, or to test them only under limited conditions, as not in the atmosphere …  

  • Test Ban Treaty — There are two treaties that have been referred to as the Test Ban Treaty:* the Partial Test Ban Treaty, adopted in 1963, and * the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, adopted in 1996 …   Wikipedia

  • test ban — noun Date: 1958 a self imposed partial or complete ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries possessing such weapons …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • test ban — noun (C) an agreement between countries to stop testing nuclear weapons …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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