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detention/dɪˈtɛnʃən/noun
pluraldetentions
detention
/dɪˈtɛnʃən/
noun
pluraldetentions
Learner's definition of DETENTION  
: the act of keeping someone in a prison or similar place
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   b [noncount] : the state of being kept in a prison or similar place
: a punishment in which a student is required to stay at school after the rest of the students have left
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