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detachment

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noun de·tach·ment \di-ˈtach-mənt, dē-\

Simple Definition of detachment

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of detachment

  1. 1 :  the action or process of detaching :  separation

  2. 2 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

  3. 3 a :  indifference to worldly concerns :  aloofness b :  freedom from bias or prejudice

Examples of detachment in a sentence

  1. I wish the article had approached the issue with a bit more detachment.

  2. The form is perforated to make detachment of the bottom section easier.

  3. A detachment of soldiers was called to assist the police.



1669

First Known Use of detachment

1669

Rhymes with detachment



DETACHMENT Defined for Kids

detachment

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noun de·tach·ment \di-ˈtach-mənt\

Definition of detachment for Students

  1. 1 :  separation 1

  2. 2 :  the sending out of a body of troops or ships on a special duty

  3. 3 :  a small unit of troops or ships sent out for a special duty

  4. 4 :  lack of interest in worldly concerns <He maintained an air of cool detachment.>

  5. 5 :  freedom from the favoring of one side over another <He judged the dispute with detachment.>





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