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deterrent

(dē-tĕr′ĕnt) [L. deterrēre, to deter]
1. An agent that inhibits the action of another agent.
2. An agent that discourages or prevents the use of another agent.

smoking deterrent

Any agent, such as nicotine, nicotine antagonists, or some antidepressant drugs, that relieves the desire to smoke tobacco products.
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5) While consistent with deterrence theory and joint doctrine, the DSG does not take the next steps to specify whom and what to deter, or how, which is necessary to guide development of Joint Force 2020 given declining defense resources.
Angling out a section of the underground part of the fence to create an L-shape will deter the animals from digging under it, and curving the top of the fence outward will deter climbing.
If deterrence is about influencing the perceptions--and ultimately, the decisions and actions--of another party, it is logical that the requirements for deterrence will differ with each party that we might try to deter and may well differ in each circumstance or scenario.
With constant marginal cost of production, the incumbent never allows entry of any firms that will subsequently deter further entry, since it prefers producing the entire limit output itself.
Here is a simple recipe to deter this: Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 1/2 teaspoons of light oil, and mix with one gallon of water.
To say that a country like Iraq or North Korea could use nuclear weapons for offensive purposes is to say, as Waltz puts it in a different context, "that although the strong can deter the strong as the United States and the Soviet Union did.
While the broadcast flag is not 100% reliable, the BPDG says, it would deter all but the most determined thieves.
To deter marriages, he wanted ministers to pronounce a warning at weddings that prospective husbands should be prepared to support all their children, and that the parish would not step in to prevent them from starvation.
Though similar devices already deter salmon from moving upstream in some areas, this one must deter downstream movement.
Indeed, the LTCM episode has no obvious bearing on what are arguably the central issues in the OTC derivatives study--whether or in what circumstances government oversight is appropriate to deter fraud or market manipulation and how best to provide legal certainty regarding the enforceability of OTC derivative contracts.
Chain gang proponents also argue that the public humiliation of service on a chain gang will lower recidivism and may even deter law-abiding folks from considering a life of crime.