Prewar

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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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  • Katie Holmes eyes Upper West Side apartment
    Katie Holmes had a serious fling … with the Upper West Side, where she recently put a bid on an apartment at the prewar Apthorp. For now, however, Holmes has... Read more on this news related to 'Prewar'
  • Elegant prewar mansion turns into M Gallery
    The dynamic Philippine art scene welcomes a new addition to its roster of art venues with the opening of M Gallery. Its setting is an elegant prewar mansion in Pasay City. Read more on this news related to 'Prewar'
  • Islamic militants boost offensive against Kurdish areas in N. Syria
    Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria, making up more than 10 percent of the country's prewar population of 23 million. Read more on this news related to 'Prewar'

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