Definitions of detachment

  1. coming apart Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of releasing from an attachment or connection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. avoiding emotional involvement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a small unit of troops of special composition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act of separating; the thing separated; a body of troops, or certain ships, separated from the main body and sent on special service. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. State of being separated: that which is detached, as a body of troops. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Unfastening; separation; body of troops separated from the army. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A detaching; something detached, as a body of troops for special service. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of detaching; a body of troops detached from the main body; a number of ships detached from the fleet, and sent on a special expedition or separate service. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Troops or ships sent from the main body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Detaching; portion of army, navy, or large body, separately employed; standing aloof from or unaffected by surroundings, public opinion, &c. independence of judgment, selfish isolation. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Small body of troops sent to garrison a post away from their regiment. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. Act of detaching or separating;—state of being detached;- that which is detached;—especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet detailed for special service. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. A body of troops send out from the main army. Complete Dictionary