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English noun: detachment

1. detachment (feeling) avoiding emotional involvement


Synonymswithdrawal


Broader (hypernym)indifference

2. detachment (act) the act of releasing from an attachment or connection


Synonymsdisengagement


Broader (hypernym)separation

3. detachment (state) the state of being isolated or detached


SamplesThe insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel.


Synonymsinsularism, insularity, insulation


Broader (hypernym)isolation

4. detachment (group) a small unit of troops of special composition


Broader (hypernym)army unit


Narrower (hyponym)bodyguard, patrol, picket, press gang, provost guard, rearguard


Member holonymflanker

5. detachment (event) coming apart


Synonymsbreakup, separation


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)breach, break, break, falling out, rift, rupture, severance









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