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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arms control(noun)

    a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country


  1. Arms control

    Arms control is a term for restrictions upon the development, production, stockpiling, proliferation, and usage of weapons, especially weapons of mass destruction. Arms control is typically exercised through the use of diplomacy which seeks to impose such limitations upon consenting participants through international treaties and agreements, although it may also comprise efforts by a nation or group of nations to enforce limitations upon a non-consenting country. On a national or community level, arms control can amount to programs to control the access of private citizens to weapons. This is often referred to as gun politics, as firearms are the primary focus of such efforts in most places.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arms control in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arms control in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victoria Nuland:

    We fully expect and will insist that Russia keep its commitments under the arms control agreements that we have and that all of this will be within that system of verification.

  2. The Foreign Ministry:

    The conclusion from the report is that the State Department still prefers the propagandistic approach to thoughtful, detailed and substantive discussion of problems (over implementation of arms control treaties).

  3. Jim Phillips:

    In both cases, the administration underestimated the willingness and capacity of a hostile dictatorship to violate an arms control agreement after international pressure was defused by the signing of the agreement.

  4. Victoria Nuland:

    When we look at what is actually happening inside Russia it is far less dramatic, we fully expect and will insist that Russia keep its commitments under the arms control agreements that we have and that all of this will be within that system of verification.

  5. Benjamin Weinthal:

    The number of Christians in Iran is estimated at between 200,000 and 500,000, out of an overall population of nearly 78 million. Although the Islamic Republic’s constitution guarantees on paper that Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism are protected religions, the application of Sharia Law — or Islamic Law — relegates the members of the minority religions to second class citizens. The historical term for a subjugated non-Muslim religious minority member living in an Islamic society is dhimmi. In response to multiple FoxNews.com media queries about the convicted Iranian Christians, Hamid Babaei, head of the press office in the Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in New York, declined to comment. Saba Farzan said the latest crackdown is further affirmation that the current talks between the U.S. and Iran on lifting economic sanctions in exchange for guarantees Iran won't pursue nuclear weapons can not proceed in good faith. They never made sense and never will, Saba Farzan said. The West can't discuss arms control with a leadership that oppresses religious minorities and human rights activists.

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