detail definition

  • noun:
    • An individual part or item; a particular. See Synonyms at item.
    • Particulars considered separately plus in reference to a complete: attention to detail.
    • a or an inconsequential product or aspect; a minutia: skipped the facts to make it to the primary point.
    • a moment or thorough treatment or account: went into detail about their travels.
    • A discrete part or portion of a work, such as a painting, building, or decorative object, especially when considered in isolation.
    • A representation of such part or part: a detail of a Rembrandt portrait illustrating the technique of chiaroscuro.
    • a tiny elaborated section of a work of art, craft, or design.
    • Such elements considered collectively: the complex detail of a rococo altarpiece.
    • The rendering of imaginative detail: the details of artist's brushwork.
    • The selection of several troops for a certain responsibility, frequently a fatigue responsibility.
    • The workers therefore chosen.
    • the job assigned: garbage detail.
    • Something small adequate to escape everyday notice.
    • A profusion of details.
    • some thing considered insignificant adequate to disregard.
    • someone's title, target and other private information.
    • A temporary device or assignment.
    • A minute portion; among the tiny parts; a specific; a product; -- used chiefly in the plural.
    • A narrative which relates moment points; a merchant account which dwells on particulars.
    • The selection for a particular solution of a person or a body of males; for this reason, the individual and/or human body of males so selected.
    • a part, as, in a building, the cornice, hats for the buttresses, capitals for the articles, etc., or (called larger details) a porch, a gable featuring its house windows, a pavilion, or an attached tower.
    • A detail design.
    • An individual component; an item; a particular: since, the account is precise in every its details; the purpose objected to is an unimportant detail; collectively (without a plural), particulars; particulars considered individually plus regards to your whole: as, a matter of information.
    • into the fine arts, etc., a comparatively tiny, subordinate, and certain component, as distinguished from a broad conception or from bigger components or effects; also, such components collectively (when you look at the single).
    • A minute account; a narrative or report of particulars: because, he offered a detail of all deal.
    • Milit., selecting a person or a body of troops for a certain service; the person or persons therefore chosen; a detachment.
    • separately; component by part.
    • Synonyms Relation, recital.
    • Squad.
    • The service which a person is detailed.
    • extended remedy for particulars
    • an isolated undeniable fact that is considered individually from the whole
    • a small part which can be considered separately through the whole
    • a short-term army device
    • a crew of workers chosen for a certain task
  • verb-transitive:
    • To report or relate minutely or in particulars.
    • to call or state explicitly: detailed the fees against the defendant.
    • To Produce with artistic or decorative information: detail by detail the quilt with colorful appliqué.
    • to pick and dispatch for a specific task.
    • to completely clean (a car inside, for instance) meticulously.
    • To link in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify.
    • to share with down or appoint for a specific solution, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
    • to give with good or complex added design.
  • idiom:
    • at length With attention to particulars; completely or meticulously: explained the woman proposal in more detail.
  • verb:
    • to describe in more detail
    • (United States (?)) to completely clean carefully (particularly a motor vehicle)
    • (military) to designate to a specific task
    • assign to a specific task
    • offer details for
  • others:
    • To divide or trigger; especially, setting apart for a specific solution; appoint to a separate responsibility: mainly in army usage: because, to detail a corporal's guard for exhaustion responsibility or as an escort; to detail an officer.
    • To link, report, or narrate in particulars; recite the particulars of; particularize; inform completely and distinctly: as, to detail all of the details in because of order.
    • To give details or particulars about one thing.

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