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cold war

noun

Simple Definition of cold war

  • the Cold War : the nonviolent conflict between the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R. after 1945

  • : a conflict or dispute between two groups that does not involve actual fighting

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cold war

  1. 1 :  a conflict over ideological differences carried on by methods short of sustained overt military action and usually without breaking off diplomatic relations; specifically often capitalized C&W :  the ideological conflict between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the second half of the 20th century — compare hot war

  2. 2 :  a condition of rivalry, mistrust, and often open hostility short of violence especially between power groups (as labor and management)

Examples of cold war in a sentence

  1. the era of the Cold War

  2. the cold war between the party's more liberal and conservative members



1945

First Known Use of cold war

1945


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