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detached

[ dih-tacht ]
/ dɪˈtætʃt /
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adjective

not attached; separated: a detached ticket stub.
having no wall in common with another building (opposed to attached): a detached house.
impartial or objective; disinterested; unbiased: a detached judgment.
not involved or concerned; aloof.

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Origin of detached

First recorded in 1700–10; detach + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM detached

de·tached·ly [dih-tach-id-lee, -tacht-lee], /dɪˈtætʃ ɪd li, -ˈtætʃt li/, adverbde·tach·ed·ness, nounun·de·tached, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for detached

detached
/ (dɪˈtætʃt) /

adjective

disconnected or standing apart; not attacheda detached house
having or showing no bias or emotional involvement; disinterested
social welfare working at the clients' normal location rather than from an office; not dependent on premises for providing a servicea detached youth worker Compare outreach (def. 7)
ophthalmol (of the retina) separated from the choroid layer of the eyeball to which it is normally attached, resulting in loss of vision in the affected part
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for detached

detached
[ dĭ-tăcht ]

adj.

Separated; disconnected.
Standing apart from others; separate.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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