Detachment meaning

dĭ-tăchmənt
The state of being separate or detached.
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The definition of a detachment is a separation, or a unit of troops with a special assignment.

An example of a detachment is a sense of separation from one's family.

An example of a detachment is a group of army soldiers which is sent to another country for a special purpose.

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(uncountable) The action of detaching; separation.
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(uncountable) Absence of bias; impartiality; objectivity.
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The act or process of disconnecting or detaching; separation.
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(uncountable, military) The separation of a military unit from the main body for particular purpose or a special mission.
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Indifference to or remoteness from the concerns of others; aloofness.

Preserved a chilly detachment in his relations with the family.

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Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest.

Strove to maintain her professional detachment in the case.

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A detaching; separation.
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The state of being disinterested, impartial, or aloof.
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(uncountable) The state of being detached or disconnected; insulation.
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(uncountable) Indifference to the concerns of others; aloofness.
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(countable, military) The unit so dispatched.
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(countable, military) A permanent unit organized for special duties.
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(countable) Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.
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Origin of detachment

  • From French détachement

    From Wiktionary