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Détente [dā-ˈtänt]
noun

Means
A relaxing of tension between major powers, or a policy promoting this.  In particular, a reference to the thawing of relations between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cold War.

Comes from
French, meaning "relaxing." 

Usage
The Olympics are meant to promote a detente amongst countries as citizens around the globe come together and be glad Russia didn't decide to invade a country like during the last summer games.
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