detached

[dih-tacht]
adjective
1.
not attached; separated: a detached ticket stub.
2.
having no wall in common with another building (opposed to attached ): a detached house.
3.
impartial or objective; disinterested; unbiased: a detached judgment.
4.
not involved or concerned; aloof.

Origin:
1700–10; detach + -ed2

detachedly [dih-tach-id-lee, -tacht-lee] , adverb
detachedness, noun
undetached, adjective


3. uninvolved, neutral, evenhanded, dispassionate, unprejudiced.


1, 2. attached.
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detach

[dih-tach] ,
verb (used with object)
1.
to unfasten and separate; disengage; disunite.
2.
Military. to send away (a regiment, ship, etc.) on a special mission.

Origin:
1470–80; < Middle French détacher, Old French destachier; see dis-1, attach

detachable, adjective
detachability, noun
detachably, adverb
detacher, noun
nondetachability, noun
nondetachable, adjective
predetach, verb (used with object)
self-detaching, adjective
undetachable, adjective
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detach (dɪˈtætʃ)
 
vb
1.  to disengage and separate or remove, as by pulling; unfasten; disconnect
2.  military to separate (a small unit) from a larger, esp for a special assignment
 
[C17: from Old French destachier, from des-dis-1 + attachier to attach]
 
de'tachable
 
adj
 
detacha'bility
 
n
 
de'tacher
 
n

detached (dɪˈtætʃt)
 
adj
1.  disconnected or standing apart; not attached: a detached house
2.  having or showing no bias or emotional involvement; disinterested
3.  social welfare Compare outreach working at the clients' normal location rather than from an office; not dependent on premises for providing a service: a detached youth worker
4.  ophthalmol (of the retina) separated from the choroid layer of the eyeball to which it is normally attached, resulting in loss of vision in the affected part

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detach
1680s, from Fr. détacher, from O.Fr. destachier, from des- "apart" + attachier "attach" (see attach).
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detach de·tach (dĭ-tāch')
v. de·tached, de·tach·ing, de·tach·es

  1. To separate or unfasten; disconnect.

  2. To remove from association or union with something.

detached adj.

  1. Separated; disconnected.

  2. Standing apart from others; separate.

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Example sentences
He is now aloof, detached, and pathetically arrogant.
Retinal detachment repair is eye surgery to place a detached retina back into
  its normal position.
Even instructors can feel a little detached sometimes.
Long-term unemployment is harder to cure, as people's skills atrophy and they
  become detached from the workforce.
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