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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·tach·ment /dɪˈtæʧmənt, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tach·ment n.
 1. The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.
 2. That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.
    Troops . . . widely scattered in little detachments.   --Bancroft.
 3. Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.
    A trial which would have demanded of him a most heroic faith and the detachment of a saint.   --J. H. Newman.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: avoiding emotional involvement [syn: withdrawal]
      2: the act of releasing from an attachment or connection [syn:
      3: the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of
         England was preserved by the English Channel" [syn: insulation,
          insularity, insularism]
      4: a small unit of troops of special composition
      5: coming apart [syn: separation, breakup]