post·​war | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌwär How to pronounce postwar (audio) \

Definition of postwar

: occurring or existing after a war especially : occurring or existing after World War II

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Another traffic study of the Seattle area in 1945 to identify postwar improvements found that the two most popular types of trips were those beginning or ending in downtown Seattle and those that passed through the city. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "A look back at the Alaskan Way Viaduct as its demise — and the new Highway 99 tunnel — draw near," 7 Jan. 2019 The relative lack of partisanship in postwar politics was purchased at the price of violent exclusion. Yascha Mounk, The New Yorker, "The Rise of McPolitics," 12 Jan. 2015 Foreign governments have been exploring the commercial prospects of Syria’s postwar reconstruction and renewing diplomatic contacts. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "EU Sanctions Leading Syrian Businessman," 21 Jan. 2019 This could be on the beach, by the pool, or even on your postwar rooftop in the middle of Midtown. Samantha Sasso,, "Could CBD Be The Answer To Summer's Worst Side Effect?," 30 June 2018 But while Thomas, an artist, is prepared to live as a gay man back in the postwar world, Michael, a businessman, is dismayed by that idea. Matthew Gilbert,, "A history of shame in a nuanced ‘Man in an Orange Shirt’," 13 June 2018 The borough’s leaders set aside land for the center in the early 1960s, during the postwar suburban building boom. Kathleen Lynn, New York Times, "Closter, N.J.: Strong Schools and a Revitalized Downtown," 30 May 2018 This led to the multilateral General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1947 that laid the basis for the postwar economic boom. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Congress vs. Trump on Tariffs," 7 June 2018 Some of the novels bring Gunther into postwar intrigues in Argentina, Cuba, France, Greece and other countries. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Philip Kerr, 62, Author of ‘Gunther’ Crime Novels, Is Dead," 27 Mar. 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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: happening, existing, or made after a war especially : happening, existing, or made after World War II

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