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  • n. A relaxing of tension between major powers, especially the particular thawing of relations between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cold War.


Borrowing from French détente, meaning “relaxing”. (Wiktionary)


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  • Can't forget about Nixon's foreign policy when mentioning this word.

    June 12, 2008