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  • The action of detaching; separation.
  • The state of being detached or disconnected; insulation.
  • Indifference to the concerns of others; aloofness.
  • Absence of bias; impartiality; objectivity.
  • (military) The separation of a military unit from the main body for particular purpose or a special mission.
  • (military) The unit so dispatched.
  • (military) A permanent unit organized for special duties.
  • Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.
Bancroft.

3. Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.

A trial which would have demanded of him a most heroic faith and the detachment of a saint.
J. H. Newman.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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