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noun     detention pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the state of being kept in a police station or prison and not being allowed to leave

    detention without trial

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a punishment for a child in which they have to stay at school after the other children have gone home
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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