Examples of detriment in a Sentence
opponents of casino gambling claim that it is a detriment to society at large
the requirement that runners wear shoes for the race worked to his detriment since he was used to running barefoot
Recent Examples of detriment from the Web
Parents have a long history of hovering, and not necessarily to the detriment of their children.
London (AP) -- The catastrophic IT failure at British Airways that ruined travel plans for 75,000 people has raised questions about some older airlines' focus on costs to the detriment of investment in new computer systems.
The catastrophic IT failure at British Airways that ruined travel plans for 75,000 people has raised questions about some older airlines' focus on costs to the detriment of investment in new computer systems.
But the Rust Belt turned on her and that political resume may actually have been a detriment.
Unfortunately, that might be to the detriment of another series, but that’s how the world works.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who ordered the break up of Microsoft in June 2000, found that the company had illegally bundled the Internet Explorer browser with Windows to the detriment of competitors such as Netscape Navigator.
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DETRIMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detriment for English Language Learners
: something that will cause damage or injury to something or someone
: the act of causing damage or injury to something or someone
DETRIMENT Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of detriment
detrimental\ˌde-trə-ˈmen-təl\ play adjective
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