post-war

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

post- +‎ war

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post-war ‎(not comparable)

  1. pertaining to a period of time immediately following the end of a war; where there is a cessation of conflict
    • 2014 October 26, Jeff Howell, “Is the Japanese knotweed threat exaggerated? Our troubleshooter calls for calm about Japanese knotweed in the garden – and moss on the roof [print version: Don't panic about an overhyped invasion, 25 October 2014, p. P13]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Property)[1]:
      Some old, underfired clay pantiles might be damaged by button mosses rooting in cracks and fissures. But most post-war tiles are hard enough to withstand a bit of moss growth.

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Post-War is often used in a Western context to refer to the period of time since the end of World War II, though this is misleading since many nations involved in the Second World War have been involved in wars since. This usage often coincides with the ambiguous term post-modern.

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