English version

test ban

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtest banˈtest ban noun [countable]  PGPMAan agreement between countries to stop testing nuclear weapons the test ban treaty
Examples from the Corpus
test banNuclear disarmers are right in saying that a test ban would stop weapons builders trying out new and fancier designs.A test ban is the least of the proliferators' worries.A test ban that could not inspire confidence would undermine stability and might even provoke a new arms race.However, the point is that if there were a complete test ban, there would be no nuclear tests allowed.I am increasingly convinced that a comprehensive test ban would be a big step to take in curbing proliferation.Or that a comprehensive test ban might not be possible - even desirable - at some point in the future.But it has refused to sign up to the comprehensive test ban treaty.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.