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detachment

noun

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2 a small military unit with a special task or function
  • the general sent a detachment ahead to scout the enemy's position

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The first known use of detachment was in 1669

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“Detachment.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detachment. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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