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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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détentedé‧tente, detente /ˈdeɪtɒnt, deɪˈtɑːnt $ deɪˈtɑːnt/ noun [uncountable]  PGPPa 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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détenteBetween the Labour government and the unions there was an uneasy détente at the start of 1977.
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