Definition of Deterrent

1. Noun. Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.




2. Adjective. Tending to deter. "The deterrent effects of high prices"
Similar to: Preventative, Preventive
Derivative terms: Deter, Deter, Deterrence, Deterrence

Definition of Deterrent

1. a. Serving to deter.

2. n. That which deters or prevents.

Definition of Deterrent

1. Adjective. Serving to deter, preventing something from happening ¹

2. Noun. Something that deters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deterrent

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deterrent

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Literary usage of Deterrent

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1. Jurisprudence, Or, The Theory of the Law by John William Salmond (1907)
"Punishment as deterrent acts in the former method; punishment as ... It is plain that there is a necessary conflict between the deterrent and the ..."

2. Commentaries Upon Martial Law: With Special Reference to Its Regulation and by William Francis Finlason, Alexander James Edmund Cockburn (1867)
"... writing with deliberation after their report—that as one great object and advantage of martial law is in the exercise of deterrent measures, ..."

3. Nuclear Coexistence: Rethinking U. S. Policy to Promote Stability in an Era by William C. Martel, William T. Pendley (1998)
"A. Post-Soviet Disintegration: Ukraine's Nuclear deterrent 1. Background The case of Ukraine's nuclear deterrent is of importance because it exemplifies the ..."

4. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"And that is the greatest deterrent we can put before these physical animals that commit murder. If we put them in prison for life, one or two things will ..."

5. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"ALLEGED deterrent TREES AND PLANTS. There are many statements scattered through the literature that there are certain trees and plants ..."

6. Memoir of Thomas, First Lord Denman, Formerly Lord Chief Justice of England by Joseph Arnould (1873)
"... 1847—Speech against abolition of Transportation in House of Lords, March 5, 1847—Its deterrent efficacy as a sentence, and other advantages—Denman, ..."

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