from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act or process of disconnecting or detaching; separation.
- noun The state of being separate or detached.
- noun Indifference to or remoteness from the concerns of others; aloofness.
- noun Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest.
- noun The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
- noun The unit so dispatched.
- noun A permanent unit, usually smaller than a platoon, organized for special duties.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of detaching, unfastening, or disconnecting.
- noun The state of being detached or apart; in recent use, a state of separation or withdrawal from association or relation with something.
- noun That which is detached; specifically, a body of troops selected or taken from the main army or body, and employed on some special service or expedition, or a number of ships taken from a fleet and sent on a separate service.
- noun An order detaching an officer from duty at a given station.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.
- noun That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.
- noun Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable The action of
- noun uncountable The state of being detached or
- noun uncountable
Indifferenceto the concerns of others; aloofness.
- noun uncountable Absence of
bias; impartiality; objectivity.
- noun uncountable, military The separation of a
military unitfrom the main body for particular purpose or a special mission.
- noun countable, military The unit so
- noun countable, military A
permanentunit organized for special duties.
- noun countable Any smaller
portionof a main body separatelyemployed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun avoiding emotional involvement
- noun the state of being isolated or detached
- noun a small unit of troops of special composition
- noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
- noun coming apart
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
But there should be a certain detachment from the writer's own passions.
They're not criticizing him for attending the G-20 summit in France last week nor the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings - his predecessors attended the same gatherings - but they criticized what they called detachment from budget negotiations.
Traditional models define successful mourning in terms of detachment from the loved one who has died; the ability to cut the strings of grief, and to step into the roles of mothers and fathers vacated by the dead.
Also, speaking as an adopted kid who knows many others, there is a common feeling of detachment from the people you love, and feelings of missing part of your identity.
The detachment is in the mountains far away from the civilised world.
This detachment is not bad, but it should have the advantage of having as Camp
I can't expect everyone to arrive at this same philosophical destination that I did on Monday, especially when they are not even on the same path; yet my "kill" experience on Monday really taught me a lot about our society and it's detachment from the "sobering realities", to say nothing of what it taught me about anti-hunters.
Of course, IAAL, so maybe such detachment is in myÂgenes.
Pew found a growing detachment from the two major political parties, no ideological shift toward President Obama and the Democrats now in charge, less concern about social issues than in previous polls, and a rising wariness about the size and cost of government.
Our rear detachment is doing everything they can to support the families during this difficult time while we continue to search with our Afghan and coalition partners.