détente


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dé·tente

 (dā-tänt′, -täNt′)
n.
1. A relaxing or easing, as of tension between rivals.
2. A policy toward a rival nation or bloc characterized by increased diplomatic, commercial, and cultural contact and a desire to reduce tensions, as through negotiation or talks.

[French; see detent.]

dé·tent′ist n.

détente

(deɪˈtɑːnt; French detɑ̃t)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the relaxing or easing of tension, esp between nations
[French, literally: a loosening, from Old French destendre to release, from tendre to stretch]

dé•tente

or de•tente

(deɪˈtɑnt, -ˈtɑ̃t)

n.
a relaxing of tension, esp. between nations.
[1905–10; < French; see detent]

détente

1. A French diplomatic term meaning reduction of tension between two countries with opposing policies; used especially in reference to US—USSR relations from 1968 onward.
2. A policy or situation in which tension between rival nations is relaxed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detente - the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
alleviation, easement, easing, relief - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

détente

noun co-operation, unity, collaboration, teamwork, give-and-take, combined effort, esprit de corps their desire to pursue a policy of détente
Translations

détente

[ˈdeɪtɑ̃ːnt] Ndistensión f

detente

détente [deɪˈtɒnt] ndétente f

détente

nEntspannung f, → Détente f

detente

détente [deɪˈtɑːnt] n (frm) → distensione f