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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·ter·rence /dɪˈtɝən(t)s, ˈtɛr; ˈtʌrən(t)s, di-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·ter·rence /dɪˈtɝən(t)s, ˈtɛr; ˈtərən(t)s; dɪ-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ter·rence n. That which deters; a deterrent; a hindrance. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a negative motivational influence [syn: disincentive]
           [ant: incentive]
      2: a communication that makes you afraid to try something [syn:
          determent, intimidation]
      3: the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing
         occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety