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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detached  \De*tached"\,  a. 
  Separate;  unconnected,  or  imperfectly  connected;  as  detached 
  parcels.  ``Extensive  and  detached  empire.''  --Burke. 
 
  {Detached  escapement}.  See  {Escapement}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detach  \De*tach"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Detached};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Detaching}.]  [F.  d['e]tacher  (cf.  It  distaccare 
  staccare);  pref.  d['e]  (L.  dis)  +  the  root  found  also  in  E. 
  attach.  See  {Attach},  and  cf  {Staccato}.] 
  1.  To  part  to  separate  or  disunite;  to  disengage;  --  the 
  opposite  of  attach;  as  to  detach  the  coats  of  a  bulbous 
  root  from  each  other  to  detach  a  man  from  a  leader  or 
  from  a  party. 
 
  2.  To  separate  for  a  special  object  or  use  --  used 
  especially  in  military  language;  as  to  detach  a  ship  from 
  a  fleet,  or  a  company  from  a  regiment. 
 
  Syn:  To  separate;  disunite;  disengage;  sever;  disjoin; 
  withdraw;  draw  off  See  {Detail}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detached 
  adj  1:  showing  lack  of  emotional  involvement;  "adopted  a  degage 
  pose  on  the  arm  of  the  easy  chair"-  J.S.Perelman; 
  "she  may  be  detached  or  even  unfeeling  but  at  least 
  she's  not  hypocritically  effusive";  "an  uninvolved 
  bystander"  [syn:  {degage},  {uninvolved}] 
  2:  being  or  feeling  set  or  kept  apart  from  others  "she  felt 
  detached  from  the  group";  "could  not  remain  the  isolated 
  figure  he  had  been"-  Sherwood  Anderson;  "thought  of 
  herself  as  alone  and  separated  from  the  others";  "had  a 
  set-apart  feeling"  [syn:  {isolated},  {separated},  {set-apart}] 
  3:  no  longer  connected  or  joined;  "a  detached  part";  "on  one 
  side  of  the  island  was  a  hugh  rock,  almost  detached";  "the 
  separated  spacecraft  will  return  to  their  home  bases" 
  [syn:  {separated}] 
  4:  (architecture)  used  of  buildings;  standing  apart  from 
  others  "detached  houses";  "a  detached  garage"  [ant:  {attached}] 
  5:  not  fixed  in  position;  "the  detached  shutter  fell  on  him"; 
  "he  pulled  his  arm  free  and  ran"  [syn:  {free}] 




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