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detención
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detención(
deh
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tehn
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (act of arresting)
a. arrest
La detención del sospechoso se produjo anoche en su domicilio.The arrest of the suspect took place last night at his home.
2. (legal)
a. detention
El juez ordenó la detención del presunto asesino hasta la fecha del juicio.The judge ordered the detention of the suspected murderer until the date of the trial.
3. (stoppage)
a. stopping
La detención frecuente durante el trabajo es una distracción.Frequent stopping while working is a distraction.
b. hold up (implying a delay)
Llegué tarde a la reunión por la detención del tráfico tras un accidente.I was late for the meeting because of the traffic hold up caused by an accident.
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detención
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (parada)
a. stopping, holding-up
2. (arresto)
a. arrest
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detención
1 (parada) [de una acción] stoppage; (con retraso) holdup; delay
una detención de 15 minutos a 15-minute delay
detención de juego (Dep) stoppage
2 (Jur) (arresto) arrest; (prisión) detention
detención cautelar preventive detention
detención domiciliaria house arrest
detención en masa mass arrest
detención ilegal unlawful detention
detención preventiva police custody
3 (cuidado) care
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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