[ UK /dɪtˈæt‍ʃmənt/ ]
[ US /diˈtætʃmənt, dɪˈtætʃmənt/ ]
  1. coming apart
  2. the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
  3. the state of being isolated or detached
    the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel
  4. a small unit of troops of special composition
  5. avoiding emotional involvement
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How To Use detachment In A Sentence

  • And it is in the elicitory processes of both personal attachment and detachment wherein social agency lies.
  • However, the neovascular, exudative form results in serous or hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium and choroidal neovascularization.
  • He subsequently developed a left retinal detachment and was referred to the vitreoretinal unit for surgery.
  • A detachment of armed police had also arrived. Times, Sunday Times
  • A glance up the hatchway showed the giant that the arms he had planned to seize were defended by ten firelocks, and that, behind the open doors of the partition which ran abaft the mizenmast, the remainder of the detachment stood to their arms. For the term of his natural life
  • She gazed at the body with almost clinical detachment.
  • But a kind of ironic detachment was always evident too. Times, Sunday Times
  • His mask of detachment cracked,(Sentence dictionary) and she saw for an instant an angry and violent man.
  • These functions must be carried out with objectivity and detachment and the institution must therefore be structured in such a way as to facilitate this goal.
  • He was, too, essentially and curiously the son of his father -- even to his minor tastes, such as his connoisseur's palate for a good wine and his judgment in "smokes" -- and this feeling of a certain detachment from the larger emotions of life was always his father's pose -- the philosopher's. A Student in Arms Second Series
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