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not attached; separated: a detached ticket stub.
having no wall in common with another building (opposed to attached ): a detached house.
impartial or objective; disinterested; unbiased: a detached judgment.
not involved or concerned; aloof.

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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detached (dɪˈtætʃt)
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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Word Origin & History

1680s, from Fr. détacher, from O.Fr. destachier, from des- "apart" + attachier "attach" (see attach).
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Medical Dictionary

detached adj.

  1. Separated; disconnected.

  2. Standing apart from others; separate.

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