What is the meaning of detention?

noun

  • A state of being confined (usually for a short time. )
    • usage: "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"
  • A punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home.
    • usage: "the detention of tardy pupils"
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APAWordNet. (2010). detention. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/detention/definitions/1193668
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "detention" http://smartdefine.org/detention/definitions/1193668 (accessed October 16, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, detention, Smart Define, viewed 16 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/detention/definitions/1193668>.
MLAWordNet. "detention" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/detention/definitions/1193668>
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