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     1. n. The action of detaching; separation.
     2. n. The state of being detached or disconnected; insulation.
     3. n. Indifference to the concerns of others; disregard; nonchalance; aloofness.
     4. n. Absence of bias; impartiality; objectivity.
     5. n. (military) The separation of a military unit from the main body for particular purpose or a special mission.
     6. n. (military) The unit so dispatched.
     7. n. (military) A permanent unit organized for special duties.
     8. n. Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.

Example Sentences

Of course, you want to get close, but not too close while at the same time maintaining a professional distance, a detachment from the patient. 

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