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internment

the act of undergoing training; confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, and political prisoners: During World War II, many Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps.
Not to be confused with:
interment – the act or ritual of burial: The interment will be at noon at the Midtown Cemetery.
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in·tern·ment

 (ĭn-tûrn′mənt)
n.
1. The act of interning or confining, especially in wartime.
2. The state of being interned; confinement.
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internment

(ɪnˈtɜːnmənt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the act of interning or state of being interned, esp of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects
b. (as modifier): an internment camp.
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in•tern•ment

(ɪnˈtɜrn mənt)

n.
1. an act or instance of interning.
2. the state of being interned; confinement.
[1865–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internment - confinement during wartime
captivity, immurement, incarceration, imprisonment - the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
2.internment - the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
lockdown - the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
false imprisonment - (law) confinement without legal authority
custody - holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
3.internment - placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
drug bust, drugs bust - seizure of illegal drugs by the police
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Translations
إعْتِقال
internace
internering
internálás
kyrrsetning
internovanie
enterne etme/edilme

internment

[ɪnˈtɜːnmənt]
A. Ninternamiento m
B. CPD internment camp Ncampo m de internamiento
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internment

[ɪnˈtɜːrnmənt] ninternement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

internment

nInternierung f; internment campInternierungslager nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

internment

[ɪnˈtɜːnmənt] ninternamento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

intern1

(inˈtəːn) verb
during a war, to keep (someone who belongs to an enemy nation but who is living in one's own country) a prisoner.
inˈternment noun
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Nury Turkel, chairman and founder of Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization said in the video that China is building more internment camps. He added China may be exporting these camps to other areas and countries.
Their deportation to Canadian internment camps was ordered by the British Government, due to heightened invasion fears following the fall of France and the evacuation of the British army from Dunkirk.
Taking a strong stand against the violence and discrimination the south-Asian nation has subjected the ethnic minorities to, US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo tweeted, "China has detained more than one million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in Xinjiang since April 2017.
Turkey called on China to close its internment camps for Muslims, saying the camps which reportedly hold a million ethnic Uighur people are a "great shame for humanity".
From 1914-1920, immigrants to Canada from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Germany were considered enemy aliens and imprisoned in internment camps under harsh conditions.
A United Nations panel estimated recently that China has detained as many as one million Uighurs in internment camps and re-education programmes.