Meaning of peaceful coexistence

peace'ful coexist'ence

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  1. competition without war, or a policy of peace between nations of widely differing political systems and ideologies, esp. between Communist and non-Communist nations: peaceful coexistence between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
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