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deterrence

[di′tər·əns]
(computer science)
Making an attack on a computer sufficiently difficult to discourage potential attackers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

deterrence

see NUCLEAR DETERRENCE.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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"I've always battled for the reimposition of death penalty I wanted death penalty to still be there because that would be the best deterrent to crime although I'm pro-life," Abante said.
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Sadly the decision of those politicians removed fully the deterrent which in many cases suppressed the urge to murder, as death by hanging was the penalty for such crimes.
Bruce added: "I believe it is education in society that helps to act as a deterrent."
Mustafar said he had met with the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak and explained the need for judges to impose caning as a deterrent to employers not to employ illegal immigrants.
Boeing said it offered the Air Force cost and performance trades for a deterrent that will address emerging and future threats, which allow the Air Force to prioritize system requirements of the ICBM.
LABOUR will not reverse their decision to keep Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent.
Labour will not reverse its decision to keep Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent, the shadow defence secretary has said.
The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, by Matthew Jones.