zero option


zero option
,zero `option noun singular
an agreement by which two countries decide to get rid of their nuclear weapons at the same time

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • zero option — noun 1. A proposal, orig made by President Reagan of the United States, to limit or abandon the deployment of (medium range) nuclear missiles if the opposing side does likewise 2. (loosely) a proposal to abandon or eliminate a particular range,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zero option — The Zero Option was a name given to the negotiated withdrawal of all United States intermediate range nuclear missiles from Europe. U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced this plan on November 18, 1981. In return for the U.S. withdrawal, the plan …   Wikipedia

  • zero option — /zɪəroʊ ˈɒpʃən/ (say zearroh opshuhn) noun (during the Cold War period) a proposal for a reduction of nuclear weapons with the ultimate aim of there being no long range nuclear missiles held by NATO or the Soviet Union in Europe. Compare double… …   Australian English dictionary

  • zero option — noun a disarmament proposal for the total removal of certain types of weapons on both sides …   English new terms dictionary

  • double zero option — see zero zero option under ↑zero • • • Main Entry: ↑double …   Useful english dictionary

  • double-zero option — /ˌdʌbəl zɪəroʊ ˈɒpʃən/ (say .dubuhl zearroh opshuhn) noun (during the Cold War era) a proposal for the reduction of nuclear weapons with the ultimate aim of there being no intermediate nuclear missiles held by NATO or the Soviet Union in Europe.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • zéro — [ zero ] n. m. • 1485; empr., pour remplacer l a. fr. cifre « zéro », puis « chiffre », à l it. zero, d ab. zefiro, transcription de l ar. sifr « vide; zéro »; cf. chiffre 1 ♦ Symbole numéral (0) destiné à remplacer, dans la numération écrite,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • zero — n. & v. n. (pl. os) 1 a the figure 0; nought. b no quantity or number; nil. 2 a point on the scale of an instrument from which a positive or negative quantity is reckoned. 3 (attrib.) having a value of zero; no, not any (zero population growth).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Option (finance) — Option Une option est un produit dérivé, en finance de marché, qui donne le droit, lorsqu on l achète, ou l obligation, lorsqu on la vend, d acheter ou de vendre un actif financier à un prix fixé à l avance (strike) pendant un temps donné ou à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Option américaine — Option Une option est un produit dérivé, en finance de marché, qui donne le droit, lorsqu on l achète, ou l obligation, lorsqu on la vend, d acheter ou de vendre un actif financier à un prix fixé à l avance (strike) pendant un temps donné ou à… …   Wikipédia en Français