deterrent effect meaning, deterrent effect definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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deterrent

  
  ( deterrents    plural  )
1       n-count   A deterrent is something that prevents people from doing something by making them afraid of what will happen to them if they do it.  
They seriously believe that capital punishment is a deterrent...     
2       n-count   A deterrent is a weapon or set of weapons designed to prevent enemies from attacking by making them afraid to do so.  
...a nuclear deterrent.     
3       adj   If something has a deterrent effect, it has the effect of preventing people from doing certain things.  
ADJ n  
...his belief in the deterrent value of capital punishment.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
adj.
large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.

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