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Date: 1900-2000
Language: French
Origin: détente, from Old French destendre 'to loosen', from tendre 'to stretch'

détente

noun
     
Related topics: Government, Politics
dé‧tente , detente [uncountable]
PGPP a time or situation in which two countries that are not friendly towards each other agree to behave in a more friendly way

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