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detachment

noun
     
Related topics: Army
de‧tach‧ment
1 [uncountable] the state of not reacting to or being involved in something in an emotional way [≠ involvement]
detachment from
He felt a sense of detachment from what was happening around him.
2 [countable]PMA a group of soldiers who are sent away from a larger group to do a special job
3 [singular, uncountable] formal when something becomes separated from something else
detachment of
detachment of the retina

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