noun see disengage

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] It is easy to render this disengagement of caloric and light evident to the senses …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disengagement — index disassociation, division (act of dividing), estrangement, evulsion, exemption, freedom, liberation, release …   Law dictionary

  • Disengagement — Disengagement,das:⇨Trennung(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • disengagement — 1640s; see DISENGAGE (Cf. disengage) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disengagement — [dis΄in gāj′mənt] n. 1. a disengaging or being disengaged 2. freedom from obligation, occupation, etc.; ease; leisure 3. withdrawal from a stated policy, previous involvement or position, etc.; specif., withdrawal of military forces, political… …   English World dictionary

  • Disengagement — The term disengagement can refer to: Disengagement (film) by director Amos Gitai Israel s unilateral disengagement plan Disengagement (Cold War) Religious disengagement Apathy This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title …   Wikipedia

  • Disengagement — Dis|en|gage|ment 〈[ ɛngɛıdʒ ] n. 15〉 militär. Auseinanderrücken von Staatsmächten [engl.; <lat. dis „ent “ + engl. engagement „Verpflichtung, Verbindlichkeit“] * * * Dis|en|gage|ment [dɪsɪn geɪʤmənt , …mɛnt], das; s [engl. disengagement]… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • disengagement — noun a) Release or detachment from a physical situation or other involvement. My thanks to you for my speedy disengagement from the ridiculous accusation of Morris. b) The separation or release of a chemical …   Wiktionary

  • disengagement — [[t]dɪ̱sɪnge͟ɪʤmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N from n Disengagement is a process by which people gradually stop being involved in a conflict, activity, or organization. This policy of disengagement from the European war had its critics. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • Disengagement — Dis|en|gage|ment [...in geidʒmənt] das; s <aus gleichbed. engl. disengagement, eigtl. »Loslösung, das Absetzen«> das militärische Auseinanderrücken (bes. der Machtblöcke in Europa nach dem 2. Weltkrieg) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • disengagement — disengage ► VERB 1) separate, release, or detach. 2) remove (troops) from an area of conflict. 3) (disengaged) emotionally detached; uninvolved. DERIVATIVES disengagement noun …   English terms dictionary

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