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détente

noun dé·tente \dā-ˈtänt\

Simple Definition of détente

  • : an ending of unfriendly or hostile relations between countries

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of détente

  1. 1 :  the relaxation of strained relations or tensions (as between nations); also :  a policy promoting this

  2. 2 :  a period of détente

Examples of détente in a sentence

  1. as the countries move toward détente

  2. the start of a détente



Variants of détente

or

detente

play \dā-ˈtänt\

Origin and Etymology of détente

French


First Known Use: 1908


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