disengagement

[ US /dɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪsɛnɡˈe‍ɪd‍ʒmənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
  2. to break off a military action with an enemy
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How To Use disengagement In A Sentence

  • Young people's disengagement from, and even hostility to, politics is well-documented.
  • She called this process separation-individuation, in which the term separation refers to the infant’s gradual disengagement from a fused state with the primary love object, and the term individuation signifies the development of the child’s unique characteristics Goldstein, 1995: 117-127. Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice
  • Harold Macmillan's "wind of change" speech was a gratuitous piece of rhetoric which committed the inexcusably unstatesmanlike folly of arousing vast expectations in advance of what was bound to be an extremely difficult disengagement from empire.
  • For his sin of sympathetic disengagement, this particular misanthrope is cut off from social sympathy in death as well as in life. 'An Anti-Democratic Habit of Feeling': Nationalism and the Rhetoric of Toryism in O'Sullivan's Democratic Review
  • Disengagement of the motor drive shall permit the use of a wrench on the output shaft flats.
  • The difference between disengagement and withdrawal may be significant, but the entire conflict will not pivot upon it.
  • Both countries realize that military disengagement and political feuding are no substitutes for a more effective partnership.
  • Latching connectors on .050 in centerlines are easy to use and require no tools for engagement and disengagement.
  • His emotional disengagement required great self-sacrifice, as James turned away from love and from the demands that it might make upon him.
  • My inability to have uninhibited learning experiences in the library was one contributing factor to my disengagement from formal higher education.
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