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peacetime

[ pees-tahym ]
/ ˈpisˌtaɪm /
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noun

a time or period of peace: a large navy even in peacetime.

adjective

of or for such a period: peacetime uses of atomic energy.

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Origin of peacetime

First recorded in 1545–55; peace + time
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British Dictionary definitions for peacetime

peacetime
/ (ˈpiːsˌtaɪm) /

noun

  1. a period without war; time of peace
  2. (as modifier)a peacetime agreement
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