of or pertaining to the period after a war

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  • postwar — also post war, 1908, in reference to the Boer War, from POST (Cf. post ) + WAR (Cf. war) …   Etymology dictionary

  • postwar — [pōst′wôr′] adj. after the (or a) war …   English World dictionary

  • postwar — /pohst wawr /, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a period following a war: postwar problems; postwar removal of rationing. [1905 10; POST + WAR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • postwar — post|war [ ,poust wɔr ] adjective only before noun happening or existing in the period of time immediately after a war, especially World War II: in the postwar years the postwar division of Europe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • postwar — post war UK / US or postwar UK [ˌpəʊs(t)ˈwɔː(r)] / US [ˌpoʊs(t)ˈwɔr] adjective * happening or existing in the period of time immediately after a war, especially the Second World War in the post war years the post war division of Europe …   English dictionary

  • postwar — /ˈpoʊstwɔ/ (say pohstwaw) adjective of or relating to the period following a war, especially World War II: postwar trade …  

  • Postwar (book) — Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 is a 2005 book by historian Tony Judt, the Director of New York University s Erich Maria Remarque Institute. The book examines the history of Europe from the end of World War II (1945) to 2005. It has won… …   Wikipedia

  • POSTWAR LITERATURE —    Postwar literature is a term used for fiction written immediately following World War II that arose out of the disaffection and loss of purpose caused by Japan’s defeat. Themes often include the Occupation, soldiers’ experiences, and the… …   Japanese literature and theater

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  • Postwar reconstruction — A postwar reconstruction is a reconstruction after a war. ee also*Interwar period *Marshall Plan *Reconstruction era of the United StatesReferences …   Wikipedia

  • postwar — adjective Date: 1908 occurring or existing after a war; especially occurring or existing after World War II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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