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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Prewar'

Prewar Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    prewar adj : existing or belonging to a time before a war; "prewar levels of industrial production" [ant: postwar]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Prewar'

The term pre-war or prewar (antebellum) is usually applied to the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.

It is, however, often used for the period before the American Civil War.

Regarding real estate and automobiles, the term refers to buildings from the (late) 1930s in the Functionalist or Art Deco styles.

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