Definitions for "Deterrence"
Measures taken to deter an opponent from certain courses of action.
efforts of an actor to dissuade the opponent from doing something considered against the actor's interests by making the costs of action outweigh the benefits with threat of punishment, the implicit or explicit purpose of this strategy was to avoid actually fighting war (also see defence)
the prevention of crime. See also general deterrence and specific deterrence.
The theory that war is deterred because each side knows that the other possesses large numbers of nuclear weapons and thus understands the dire consequences of initiating a nuclear exchange.
Deterrence is a low-budget 1999 movie by director Rod Lurie depicting fictional events about nuclear brinksmanship. The movie marks the feature directorial debut of Lurie, who was previously a prominent film critic for The New York Daily News, Premiere Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Movieline, among others.
Keywords:  hindrance
That which deters; a deterrent; a hindrance.
The reduced likelihood that an individual will engage in a pattern of problematic behavior in the futureā€ ( Levinthal, 326).
a communication that makes you afraid to try something
a negative motivational influence