de·tach·ment noun \di-ˈtach-mənt, dē-\
: lack of emotion or of personal interest
: the act or process of separating something from a larger thing
: a condition in which something has become separated from something else
a : the dispatch of a body of troops or part of a fleet from the main body for a special mission or service
b : the part so dispatched
c : a permanently organized separate unit usually smaller than a platoon and of special composition
a : indifference to worldly concerns : aloofness
b : freedom from bias or prejudice
Examples of DETACHMENT
- I wish the article had approached the issue with a bit more detachment.
- The form is perforated to make detachment of the bottom section easier.
- A detachment of soldiers was called to assist the police.
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Related to DETACHMENT
- disinterest, disinterestedness, equity, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality, justice, neutralism, neutrality, nonpartisanship, objectiveness, objectivity
- bias, favor, favoritism, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice
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