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detachment

Pronunciation: /dɪˈtætʃmənt/

Translation of detachment in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (aloofness) distancia (feminine), indiferencia (feminine); (objectivity) objetividad (feminine), imparcialidad (feminine) he watched the execution of the prisoners with detachment presenció impasible la ejecución de los prisioneros
    Example sentences
    • I wish I could approach this with the cool detachment that I view the new series of Enterprise, or the next episode of Desperate Housewives.
    • The intellectual's obligation to detachment and objectivity is never lost sight of.
    • While watching ‘The Passion’ I felt a sense of detachment even as I was being emotionally pummeled by the images on the screen.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (act of detaching) [formal] desprendimiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Retinal detachment (separation of the retina from the pigment epithelium behind it) is a rarer cause of blindness.
    • A second form of retinal detachment may develop when new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina.
    • The implications of this idea extend beyond vascular disease to other matrix remodeling and detachment processes such as cancer.
  • 3 countable/numerable [Military/Militar] destacamento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The four Kidd-class destroyers will become the flag ships of separate detachments of the task force,’ he said.
    • U.S. Central Command sent a detachment of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division to control the facility's gate.
    • The Japanese garrison, which included two infantry battalions and naval detachments, resisted tenaciously and the islands were not declared secure until 18 May.

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