disengagement

  • 1 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 …

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

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  • 3 Disengagement — Disengagement,das:⇨Trennung(1) …

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

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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]… …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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:… …

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  • 10 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) …

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

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  • 12 disengagement — In arms control, a general term for proposals that would result in the geographic separation of opposing nonindigenous forces without directly affecting indigenous military forces …

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  • 13 disengagement — noun see disengage …

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  • 14 disengagement — /dis en gayj meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or process of disengaging or the state of being disengaged. 2. freedom from obligation or occupation; leisure. 3. Obstet. (during childbirth) the emergence of the head or the presenting part of the fetus from… …

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  • 15 disengagement — 1. The act of setting free or extricating; in childbirth, the emergence of the head from the vulva. 2. Ascent of the presenting part from the pelvis after the inlet has been negotiated. [Fr.] * * * dis·en·gage·ment (dis″ən… …

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  • 16 disengagement — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, alienation, breaking out, clearing, detachment, disarticulation, disassociation, disburdening, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuity, disembarrassment, disembroilment, disencumbrance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 disengagement — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Rest] Syn. ease, leisure, liberty; see leisure , rest 1 . 2. [Detachment] Syn. severance, withdrawal, disentanglement; see division 1 , freeing , separation 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of detaching …

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  • 18 Disengagement — Dis|en|gage|ment 〈 [ ɛngɛıdʒmənt] n.; Gen.: s; Pl.: unz.〉 militärisches Auseinanderrücken von Staatsmächten [Etym.: engl. <lat. dis »ent « + engl. engagement »Verpflichtung, Verbindlichkeit«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 19 disengagement — dis·en gage·ment || ‚dɪsɪŋ geɪdÊ’mÉ™nt n. disconnecting, releasing; detachment …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 disengagement — n. 1. Detachment, separation. 2. Liberation, release, extrication, disentanglement. 3. Leisure, freedom from business …

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