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Definitions and Synonyms of detention | Another word for detention | What is detention?

Definition 1: a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home - [noun denoting act]

Samples where detention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the detention of tardy pupils

(detention is a kind of ...) the act of punishing

Definition 2: a state of being confined (usually for a short time) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where detention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his detention was politically motivated
  • the prisoner is on hold
  • he is in the custody of police

Synonyms for detention in the sense of this definition

(detention is a kind of ...) the state of being confined

"he was held in confinement"

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