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detachments

noun
plural of detachment

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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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“Detachments.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detachments. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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