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de·tach·ment

 (dĭ-tăch′mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of disconnecting or detaching; separation.
2. The state of being separate or detached.
3. Indifference to or remoteness from the concerns of others; aloofness: preserved a chilly detachment in his relations with the family.
4. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest: strove to maintain her professional detachment in the case.
5.
a. The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
b. The unit so dispatched.
c. A permanent unit, usually smaller than a platoon, organized for special duties.

detachment

(dɪˈtætʃmənt)
n
1. indifference to other people or to one's surroundings; aloofness
2. (Psychology) freedom from self-interest or bias; disinterest
3. the act of disengaging or separating something
4. the condition of being disengaged or separated; disconnection
5. (Military) military
a. the separation of a small unit from its main body, esp of ships or troops
b. the unit so detached
6. (Law) Canadian a branch office of a police force
7. (Logic) logic the rule whereby the consequent of a true conditional statement, given the truth of its antecedent, may be asserted on its own. See also modus ponens

de•tach•ment

(dɪˈtætʃ mənt)

n.
1. the act of detaching or the condition of being detached.
2. aloofness; disinterest.
3. freedom from prejudice or partiality.
4. a body of troops or ships detached for a special mission.
5. Canadian. the smallest administrative unit in a police force.
[1660–70; < French détachement. See detach, -ment]

detachment

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.

Detachment

 a body of troops; part of a fleet. See also detail.
Examples: detachment of actors, 1739; of cavalry, 1781; of ships; of troops, 1678; of witnesses, 1681.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detachment - avoiding emotional involvement
indifference - unbiased impartial unconcern
2.detachment - the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
3.detachment - the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
4.detachment - a small unit of troops of special composition
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
bodyguard - a group of men who escort and protect some important person
patrol - a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
picket - a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
press gang - a detachment empowered to force civilians to serve in the army or navy
provost guard - a detachment under the command of a provost marshall
rearguard - a detachment assigned to protect the rear of a (retreating) military body
flanker - a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation
5.detachment - coming apart
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
falling out, severance, rupture, rift, breach, break - a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
break - the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley"

detachment

detachment

noun
1. The act or process of detaching:
2. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
3. Dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs:
5. A group of people organized for a particular purpose:
6. A unit of troops on special assignment:
Translations
عَدَم تَحَيُّزفَصلمَفْرَزَه من الجُنود
nestrannostnezaujatostodděleníoddílodloučení
afdelingafrivningfrigørelseuengageretheduengagering
függetlenségleválasztás
aîskilnaîur, losunhlutleysi, hleypidómaleysiliîssveit
oddeľovanievyčlenená jednotka
ayırmamüfrezetarafsızlıkyansızlık

detachment

[dɪˈtætʃmənt] N
1. (= separation) → separación f, desprendimiento m
2. (= impartiality) → objetividad f, imparcialidad f; (= indifference) → indiferencia f
an air of detachmentun aire de indiferencia
3. (Mil) → destacamento m

detachment

[dɪˈtætʃmənt] n
[person] → détachement m, indifférence f
(MILITARY) (= group of soldiers) → détachement m

detachment

n
(= act of separating, of part of machine) → Abnehmen nt; (of section of form, document)Abtrennen nt; (of rope, cart)Loslösen nt
(= lack of emotion)Distanz f; (= objectivity)Abstand m
(Mil) → Sonderkommando nt, → Abordnung f

detachment

[dɪˈtætʃmənt] n
a. (aloofness) → distacco
b. (Mil) → distaccamento

detach

(diˈtӕtʃ) verb
to unfasten or remove (from). I detached the bottom part of the form and sent it back.
deˈtachable adjective
able to be detached.
deˈtached adjective
1. standing etc apart or by itself. a detached house.
2. not personally involved or showing no emotion or prejudice. a detached attitude to the problem.
deˈtachment noun
1. the state of not being influenced by emotion or prejudice.
2. the act of detaching.
3. a group (especially of soldiers). A detachment was sent to guard the supplies.

de·tach·ment

n. desprendimiento, separación;
___ of the retina___ de la retina.

detachment

n desprendimiento; (psych) distanciamiento; retinal — desprendimiento de retina
References in classic literature ?
Allow me to remain with Prince Bagration's detachment.
If a tenth part of his detachment returns I shall thank God," he added as if speaking to himself.
Passing the infantry pickets, the detachment soon afterward approached two cavalry videttes staring hard into the darkness ahead.
For months after the big battle at Stone River these outposts were in constant quarrel, most of the trouble occurring, naturally, on the turnpike mentioned, between detachments of cavalry.
The rude path, which originally formed their line of communication, had been widened for the passage of wagons; so that the distance which had been traveled by the son of the forest in two hours, might easily be effected by a detachment of troops, with their necessary baggage, between the rising and setting of a summer sun.
After the first surprise of the intelligence had a little abated, a rumor was spread through the entrenched camp, which stretched along the margin of the Hudson, forming a chain of outworks to the body of the fort itself, that a chosen detachment of fifteen hundred men was to depart, with the dawn, for William Henry, the post at the northern extremity of the portage.
And with which detachment will Monsieur Tarzan ride?
And so it was that Lieutenant Gernois and Tarzan rode off side by side at the head of the little detachment of SPAHIS.
Should he send another detachment to the rescue of the first?
Detachment of Robinson, Hoback, and Rezner to Trap.
A detachment of guides went up, but by the time they had made the tedious trip and reached the cabin, a raging storm had set in.
Opening of the caches Detachments of Cerre and Hodgkiss Salmon River Mountains Superstition of an Indian trapper Godin's River Preparations for trapping An alarm An interruption A rival band Phenomena of Snake River Plain Vast clefts and chasms Ingulfed streams Sublime scenery A grand buffalo hunt.