counterproliferation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ proliferation

Noun[edit]

counterproliferation (uncountable)

  1. The prevention of nuclear proliferation
    • 2007 November 11, David E. Sanger, “So, What About Those Nukes?”, New York Times:
      The nightmare scenario, of course, is what happens if an extremist Islamic government emerges with an instant nuclear arsenal, said Robert Joseph, a counterproliferation expert who left the administration this year.