What does detention centre mean?

Definitions for detention centre

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word detention centre.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullpen, detention cell, detention centre(noun)

    a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily


  1. detention centre(Noun)

    A facility in which people are detained (held in custody); a jail.

  2. detention centre(Noun)

    An immigration detention facility; a facility in which people who have attempted to enter Australia without prior authorisation are detained, pending a decision on whether they are to be accepted as refugees or returned to their country of origin.

  3. detention centre(Noun)

    A concentration camp.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detention centre in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detention centre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Natasha Walter:

    The behaviour of staff, particularly male staff, in Yarl's Wood detention centre, is adding to the trauma of survivors of sexual violence.

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