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deterrence

[di′tər·əns]
(computer science)
Making an attack on a computer sufficiently difficult to discourage potential attackers.

deterrence

see NUCLEAR DETERRENCE.
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Advise and assist SAAF in maintaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces.
This can act as a deterrent, but it can only do so much," said Robert McCrie, professor of security management at John Jay College.
Furthermore, in bivariate analysis, Hispanic women were significantly more likely than white women to report that having a partner who dislikes contraceptives was a major deterrent.
Thieves won't want to announce their arrival, so the noise made by anyone walking on gravel can be a deterrent.
Long-range cruise missiles on our strategic bombers add significantly to the strength and survivability of this part of our deterrent triad.
Without abuse deterrent technology, the subjects (n=17) dosed with crushed oxycodone hydrochloride 40 mg extended release capsules reported a high level of euphoria during the first three hours (average peak of 71 on the euphoria scale) and ELI-216 crushed (n=11) showed very low levels of euphoria (less than 10 on the scale).
BAE Systems has been awarded two contracts totalling PS79m by the Ministry of Defence to begin procuring items for the Vanguard Successor programme which will carry the nation's nuclear deterrent capability from 2028.
The Solar Bird Chase Sonic, a solar powered sound deterrent - plays recorded bird distress and predator calls to deter birds from large open spaces.
DANNY Alexander was torpedoed in Whitehall as he unveiled the review on the alternatives to the Trident nuclear deterrent.
Or is the deterrent so crucial to our national security that the cost - anywhere between PS15bn and PS20bn according to the Government, or PS34bn if you use Greenpeace figures - is irrelevant compared with the benefits the country receives?
For the first time now, India has a deterrent capability vis-a-vis China.
Mr Stone added: "We don't believe the accountants reporting to the Minister of Justice understand the dangers faced by gardai or the deterrent effect of having armed back-up in every Garda district.