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detention   (Sound)

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〔 dIˋtєnʃәn 〕


〔 diˊtenʃәn 〕

Overview of noun detention

The noun detention has 2 senses

  • detention, detainment, hold, custody -- (a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police")

  • detention -- (a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home; "the detention of tardy pupils")