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Definition of Detachment

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separation; disinterest, aloofness; lack of bias; division of soldiers who have been sent on a mission
Detachment Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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praesidium presidium
Detachment Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.
  
(n.)
That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.
  
(n.)
Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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detachment
\de*tach"ment\ (?), n. [cf. f. détachement.]
1. the act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.
2. that which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service. troops widely scattered in little detachments.
3. abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation. a trial which would have demanded of him a most heroic faith and the detachment of a saint. h. newman.
detachment
n
1. avoiding emotional involvement [syn: withdrawal]


2. the act of releasing from an attachment or connection [syn: disengagement]


3. the state of being insulated [syn: insulation, insularity, insularism]


4. a small unit of troops of special composition
5. coming apart [syn: separation, breakup]




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 retinal detachment 
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. avoiding emotional involvement
(synonym) withdrawal
(hypernym) indifference
2. the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
(synonym) disengagement
(hypernym) separation
(derivation) detach
3. the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
(synonym) insulation, insularity, insularism
(hypernym) isolation
4. a small unit of troops of special composition
(hypernym) army unit
(hyponym) guard, bodyguard
(member-meronym) flanker
(derivation) detach
5. coming apart
(synonym) separation, breakup
(hypernym) change, alteration, modification
(hyponym) rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out
(derivation) detach, come off, come away
Detachment Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) 1. A part of a unit separated from its main organization for duty elsewhere. 2. A temporary military or naval unit formed from other units or parts of units. Also called DET.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Detachment Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Detachment may mean:
  • Emotional detachment, in psychology, refers to "inability to connect" or "mental assertiveness"
  • Detachment (philosophy), a philosophical state
  • Detachment (military), a military term
  • Detachment (film), an American film
  • Detachment fault, geological term associated with large displacements.
  • Décollement, a geological term for a zone where rock units are detached from each other
  • Retinal detachment, a disorder of the retina
  • A term used in the United Kingdom for an enclave or exclave

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Detachment Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The removal of transportable fragments of soil material from a soil mass by an eroding agent, usually falling raindrops, running water, or wind. Through this process, soil particles or aggregates are made ready for transport, the first stage in soil erosion.