detention

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪˈtɛnʃən/

Noun[change]

Singular
detention

Plural
detentions

  1. (uncountable) Detention is the act of detaining or the state of being detained.
  2. (countable) Detention is a temporary state of custody or confinement, especially of a prisoner awaiting trial, or of a student being punished.