- det. in dup.,
- detached retina,
- detachment of retina,
- detail drawing,
Origin of detachment
Examples from the Web for detachment
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A detachment of six volunteers, led by Lt. Alexandre Rosenberg, planned to stop the train at Aulnay, in the suburbs of Paris.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No because I want to preserve as much as possible my detachment and impartiality.U.N. Gaza Investigator: 'Anti-Israel' Label Is a 'Slur'|Gideon Resnick|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this detachment gives the biography a dutiful, going-through-the-motions tone.
That sense of detachment from the caprices of Mother Nature is pretty unique in human history.
Over the little, spent congregation hung a glorious atmosphere of detachment.Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber
Von Herbert wrote an order to the Major of the Pandours for a detachment to take the duty of the imperial apartments.Tales from Blackwood|Various
In this pursuit he took the lead at the head of a detachment of cavalry.
Her detachment had impressed Chief Inspector Heat all along.The Secret Agent|Joseph Conrad
When his detachment arrives within about 100 yards of the enemy, they charge bayonet and rush them.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
- the separation of a small unit from its main body, esp of ships or troops
- the unit so detached
1660s, "action of detaching," from French détachement (17c.), from détacher (see detach). Meaning "portion of a military force" is from 1670s; that of "aloofness from objects or circumstances" is from 1798.