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English definition of “détente”


noun [U] uk   /deɪˈtɒnt/ us    /-ˈtɑːnt/ formal
an improvement in the relationship between two countries that in the past were not friendly and did not trust each other: The talks are aimed at furthering détente between the two countries.International politics and government
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