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1    disconnected or standing apart; not attached  
a detached house     
2    having or showing no bias or emotional involvement; disinterested  
3      (Social welfare)   working at the clients' normal location rather than from an office; not dependent on premises for providing a service  
a detached youth worker         Compare       outreach       7  
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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1    disconnected, discrete, disjoined, divided, free, loosened, separate, severed, unconnected  
2    aloof, disinterested, dispassionate, impartial, impersonal, neutral, objective, reserved, unbiased, uncommitted, uninvolved, unprejudiced  
   biased, concerned, interested, involved, partisan, prejudiced  

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adopt a detached attitude; relax
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