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Definition of "detention centre" []

  • A facility in which people are detained (held in custody); a jail. (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. (noun)
  • A concentration camp. (noun)

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Use "detention centre" in a sentence
  • "As well as attending the main meeting, the Chinese delegation will visit various organisations in Sydney and Canberra including the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the Police Integrity Commission, the Australian Broadcasting Authority, a juvenile detention centre and a centre for indigenous education."
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