from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Separated; disconnected.
  • adjective Standing apart from others; separate.
  • adjective Marked by an absence of emotional involvement or personal interest; aloof or unbiased.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disjoined or dissociated; not united or not contiguous; being or becoming separate; unattached: as, detached rocks or portions of rock; a detached house; detached bodies of troops.
  • Of a separate character; belonging to a detached person or body: chiefly military: as, to be employed on detached service or duty; a detached mission.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Separate; unconnected, or imperfectly connected.
  • adjective See Escapement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
  • adjective Having little or no emotions or interest towards someone else.
  • adjective Not influenced by anyone else; characterized by an impersonal objectivity; impartial.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of detach.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not fixed in position
  • adjective no longer connected or joined
  • adjective used of buildings; standing apart from others
  • adjective being or feeling set or kept apart from others
  • adjective showing lack of emotional involvement
  • adjective lacking affection or warm feeling


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