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"detached" in British English

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detachedadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈtætʃt/

detached adjective (SEPARATE)

separated: The ​labelbecame detached fromyourparcel.C1 UK A detached ​house is not ​connected to any other ​building: Prices are ​rising so ​fast that ​people can't ​afford detached houses.

detached adjective (WITHOUT EMOTION)

C2 A detached ​person does not show any ​emotionalinvolvement or ​interest in a ​situation: She ​seemed a ​bit detached, as if her ​mind were on other things. Throughout the ​novel, the ​story is ​seen through the ​eyes of a detached ​observer.
(Definition of detached from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"detached" in American English

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detachedadjective

 us   /dɪˈtætʃt/

detached adjective (PERSON)

not ​emotionallyinvolved in a ​situation: As a ​writer, he took the ​role of a detached ​observer of ​life.

detached adjective (BUILDING)

not ​connected to another ​part or ​structure: Their new ​house has a detached ​garage.
(Definition of detached from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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