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disengagement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disengagement  \Dis`en*gage"ment\,  n.  [Pref.  dis-  +  engagement: 
  cf  F.  d['e]sengagement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  disengaging  or  setting  free  or  the  state  of 
  being  disengaged. 
 
  It  is  easy  to  render  this  disengagement  of  caloric 
  and  light  evident  to  the  senses  --Transl.  of 
  Lavoisier 
 
  A  disengagement  from  earthly  trammels.  --Sir  W. 
  Jones. 
 
  2.  Freedom  from  engrossing  occupation;  leisure. 
 
  Disengagement  is  absolutely  necessary  to  enjoyment. 
  --Bp.  Butler. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disengagement 
  n  1:  the  act  of  releasing  from  an  attachment  or  connection  [syn: 
  {detachment}] 
  2:  to  break  off  a  military  action  with  an  enemy  [syn:  {fallback}, 
  {pullout}] 




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