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Meaning of detachment

de•tach•ment

Pronunciation: (di-tach'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of detaching.
  2. the condition of being detached.
  3. aloofness, as from worldly affairs or from the concerns of others.
  4. freedom from prejudice or partiality.
  5. the act of sending out a detached force of troops or naval ships.
  6. the body of troops or ships so detached.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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