Definition of Disengagement

1. Noun. The act of releasing from an attachment or connection.

Exact synonyms: Detachment
Generic synonyms: Separation
Derivative terms: Detach, Disengage, Disengage



2. Noun. To break off a military action with an enemy.
Exact synonyms: Fallback, Pullout
Generic synonyms: Retreat
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Fall Back, Pull Out

Definition of Disengagement

1. n. The act of disengaging or setting free, or the state of being disengaged.

Definition of Disengagement

1. Noun. Release or detachment from a physical situation or other involvement. ¹

2. Noun. The separation or release of a chemical. ¹

3. Noun. (dated) Leisure; relief from responsibilities or onerous activities. ¹

4. Noun. (military politics) Withdrawal from combat, confrontation, or the assertion of influence. ¹

5. Noun. Termination of an agreement to be married. ¹

6. Noun. (fencing) A circular movement of the blade that blocks an opponent's parry. ¹

7. Noun. (medicine obstetrics) The emergence of the fetus from the birth canal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disengagement

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Disengagement

1. 1. The act of disengaging or setting free, or the state of being disengaged. "It is easy to render this disengagement of caloric and light evident to the senses." (Transl. Of Lavoisier) "A disengagement from earthly trammels." (Sir W. Jones) 2. Freedom from engrossing occupation; leisure. "Disengagement is absolutely necessary to enjoyment." (Bp. Butler) Origin: Pref. Dis- + engagement: cf. F. Desengagement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disengagement

disendower
disendowers
disendowing
disendowment
disendowments
disendows
disenfranchise
disenfranchised
disenfranchises
disenfranchising
disengage
disengaged
disengagedness
disengagement (current term)
disengagements
disengager
disengagers
disengages
disengaging
disengagingly
disennoble
disennobled
disennobles
disennobling
disenrol
disenroll
disenrolled
disenrolling

Literary usage of Disengagement

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1. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1913)
"disengagement CUTTINGS IN MIXED SMALL SAPLING STANDS. . BY WD STERRETT. ... Two plots were laid off, on one of which a disengagement cutting was made in ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"The disengagement of oxygen was often tolerably brisk, especially in red light. The comparison of a great number of specimens of different colours showed ..."

3. The Mechanical Engineering of Steam Power Plants by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1908)
"disengagement Area. Water Space and Steam Space. Following the analogy of the tea-kettle as the prototype of the modern boiler in cylindrical form, ..."

4. Steam Boilers by Edward Marvin Shealy (1912)
"disengagement Surface.—The disengagement Surface or disengagement Area refers to the surface of the water from which the steam escapes into the steam space ..."

5. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1854)
"... a solution of sulphuret of sodium of calcium, sulphuretted hydrogen is disengaged. The disengagement of sulphuretted hydrogen from alkaline and earthy ..."

6. The Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by James Alfred Ewing (1897)
"194 disengagement Governors. In the ordinary form of centrifugal governor ... In disengagement governors, of which the governor A shown on the right-hand ..."

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