Definitions of "detention"
  1. The process of keeping someone from proceeding or moving forward
  2. The condition of being kept in a specific place for a certain period
How to use "detention" in a sentence
  1. The suspect was held in detention until the court hearing could be arranged.
  2. The student received a week-long detention for disrupting the classroom.
  3. Detention of the goods at the customs office caused a delay in the shipment.

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