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English definition of “detachment”

detachment

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (ARMY GROUP)    /dɪˈtætʃ.mənt/
a group of soldiers who are separated from the main group in order to perform a particular duty : a military detachment A detachment of Italian soldiers was sent to the area .Parts of armies and groups of servicemen
(Definition of detachment noun (ARMY GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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