detachment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"detachment" in British English

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uk   us   /dɪˈtætʃ.mənt/

detachment noun (ARMY GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​soldiers who are ​separated from the ​maingroup in ​order to ​perform a ​particularduty: a military detachment A detachment ofItaliansoldiers was ​sent to the ​area.

detachment noun (NO EMOTION)

[U] a ​feeling of not being ​emotionallyinvolved: to have an air of detachment
(Definition of detachment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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detachmentnoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈtætʃ·mənt/
a ​group of ​soldiers who are separated from the ​maingroup in ​order to ​perform a ​particular duty: a detachment of paratroopers
(Definition of detachment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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