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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. detention: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. detention: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. detention: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. detention: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. detention: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. detention: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Detention, detention: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. detention: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. detention: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. detention: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. detention: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. detention: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. detention: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. detention: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. detention: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. detention: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Detention (Imprisonment), Detention (TV series), Detention (academia), Detention (disambiguation), Detention (film), Detention (imprisonment), Detention (video game), Detention: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Detention: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. detention: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. detention: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. detention: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. detention: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. detention: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. detention: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. detention: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. detention: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. detention: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. detention: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Detention: Duhaime's Canadian law dictionary [home, info]
  3. Detention: THE 'LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY'S REFERENCE ROOM [home, info]
  4. detention: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  5. Detention: eyefortransport e-commerce transportation glossary [home, info]
  6. DETENTION: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  7. detention: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  8. detention: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. detention: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. detention: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. detention: A Brief Critical Dictionary of Education [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (detention)

noun:  a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home ("The detention of tardy pupils")
noun:  a state of being confined (usually for a short time) ("His detention was politically motivated")

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