peace dividend
noun Date: 1968 a portion of funds made available for nondefense spending by a reduction in the defense budget (as after a war)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • peace dividend — peace dividends N COUNT: usu sing The peace dividend is the economic benefit that was expected in the world after the end of the Cold War, as a result of money previously spent on defence and arms becoming available for other purposes. The peace… …   English dictionary

  • peace dividend — peace .dividend n [singular] the money that is saved on weapons and is available for other purposes, when a government reduces its military strength because the risk of war has been reduced …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peace dividend — peace ,dividend noun singular money that a government saves by reducing the amount spent on weapons and military forces …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Peace dividend — The peace dividend is a political slogan popularized by US President George H.W. Bush and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the early 1990s, purporting to describe the economic benefit of a decrease in defense spending. It is used primarily… …   Wikipedia

  • Peace Dividend — The money that becomes available in a national government s budget when the country is at peace, and can afford to reduce its defense spending. The term peace dividend is also used to refer to an increase in investor confidence that sparks an… …   Investment dictionary

  • peace dividend — money cut by a government from its defense budget as a result of the cessation of hostilities with other countries. [1985 90] * * * noun, pl ⋯ dends [count] : money that a government originally planned to spend on its military that becomes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • peace dividend — peace′ div idend n. gov money cut by a government from its defense budget as a result of the cessation of hostilities with other countries …   From formal English to slang

  • peace dividend — money cut by a government from its defense budget as a result of the cessation of hostilities with other countries. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • peace dividend — noun an economic benefit gained from a reduction in defence spending, especially a fund of public money that would be available for other purposes …   Wiktionary

  • peace dividend — noun a sum of public money available for other purposes when spending on defence is reduced …   English new terms dictionary

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