Definition of detention center
- She spent several months in a detention center for women.
- a juvenile detention center
: the act or fact of detaining or holding back
: the state of being detained
: the point around which a circle or sphere is described
: a point, area, person, or thing that is most important or pivotal in relation to an indicated activity, interest, or condition
: to place or fix at or around a center or central area
: to give a central focus or basis
: to adjust (things, such as lenses) so that the axes coincide
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