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Detrimental Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    detrimental adj : (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant" [syn: damaging, prejudicial, prejudicious]
Detrimental Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Detrimental \Det`ri*men"tal\, a. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful. Neither dangerous nor detrimental to the donor. --Addison. Syn: Injurious; hurtful; prejudicial; disadvantageous; mischievous; pernicious.
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In astrology, a celestial body is said to be in detriment, or exile, when it is posited in the zodiac sign opposite the sign it rules (over which it has domicile). When a celestial body is in detriment it is said to be not comfortable in that sign and to tend to operate with the least strength.

The sign detriments are as follows:

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  • Iran bans detrimental to EU: Rouhani
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear energy program run counter to international regulations and are detrimental to the European Union as well. Read more on this news related to 'Detrimental'

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