detachment detachment  /dɪ ˈtætʃ mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) avoiding emotional involvement
  2. (n) the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
  3. (n) the state of being isolated or detached
  4. (n) a small unit of troops of special composition
  5. (n) coming apart

Usage(s):

  1. Benign as His Holiness is, one senses detachment, which isn't the same as indifference.
  2. In their coolness and clarity and melancholy detachment these words express more about a moment in time than most entire novels do.
  3. Within a few minutes, a grim detachment of Marines rounded up the pirates and put them ashore.

News

  1. US to keep some F-16s, Patriot missiles in Jordan post exercise

    A detachment of F-16s and U.S. Patriot missiles dispatched to Jordan for the joint Eager Lion military exercise will remain in the country after the exercise ends, the Pentagon has announced.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. With eye on Syria, US says F-16s, Patriot missiles will stay in Jordan

    A detachment of U.S. F-16s and a Patriot missile battery will stay behind at the conclusion of a military exercise now taking place in Jordan, the Pentagon said Saturday.The statement came a day after U.S. military officials said that for now they were ruling out a no-fly zone over neighboring Syria, which is wracked by civil war. Jordan made the request for the jets to remain.Exercise Eager ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Eyeing Syria, US says F-16s will stay in Jordan

    A detachment of U.S. F-16s and a Patriot missile battery will stay behind at the conclusion of a military exercise now taking place in Jordan, the Pentagon says.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "The word 'happiness' takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my...
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Ricky Martin Source: Newsolio (blog)

  2. "If (Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd) is really as strongly opposed as he claims to be ...... he would pull all of the forces out except for the security detachment that's looking after our embassy in Baghdad," Mr Howard said.
    on Oct 27, 2007 By: John Howard Source: The Age

  3. Justice Samuel Alito said he is concerned that parents who represent themselves or their children would have "difficulty maintaining emotional detachment" from the lawsuit.
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Samuel Alito Source: Forbes

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