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British pronunciation/dɪtˈɛnʃən/
American pronunciation/dɪˈtɛnʃən/
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a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

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a type of punishment for students who have done something wrong and as a result, they cannot go home at the same time as others

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The student's disrespectful attitude towards the teacher resulted in detention.
The extrajudicial detention of the activist raised concerns about human rights violations.
Detention is often used as a punishment for students who break school rules.
They were kept back for detention as a consequence of their misbehavior.
The teacher let the student off with a detention for their prank, considering it a harmless act of mischief.
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