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detachment (n.)

1660s, "action of detaching or disconnecting," from French détachement (17c.), from détacher (see detach). Meaning "that which is detached," especially "portion of a military force detailed for special service or purpose" is from 1670s. Sense of "spiritual separation from the world, aloofness from objects or circumstances" is from 1798.

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Definitions of detachment from WordNet

detachment (n.)
avoiding emotional involvement;
Synonyms: withdrawal
detachment (n.)
the act of releasing from an attachment or connection;
Synonyms: disengagement
detachment (n.)
the state of being isolated or detached;
detachment (n.)
a small unit of troops of special composition;
detachment (n.)
coming apart;
Synonyms: separation / breakup
From wordnet.princeton.edu