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détente

noun ·tente \dā-ˈtänt\

: an ending of unfriendly or hostile relations between countries

Full Definition of DÉTENTE

1
:  the relaxation of strained relations or tensions (as between nations); also :  a policy promoting this
2
:  a period of détente

Variants of DÉTENTE

·tente or de·tente \dā-ˈtänt\

Examples of DÉTENTE

  1. as the countries move toward détente
  2. the start of a détente

Origin of DÉTENTE

French
First Known Use: 1908

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