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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.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from French détente, meaning “relaxing”.

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

    June 12, 2008