detail Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
- several of the details are similar
- a point of information
noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
- it was perfect in all details
noun extended treatment of particulars
- the essay contained too much detail
noun a crew of workers selected for a particular task
- a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees
noun a temporary military unit
- the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent
verb provide details for
verb assign to a specific task
- The ambulances were detailed to the fire station
A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the. detailsof a scheme or transaction
The details of the campaign in Italy. Motley.
A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
(Mil.) The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected. Syn. -- Account; relation; narrative; recital; explanation; narration.
De"tail transitive verb
To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he. detailedall the facts in due order
(Mil.) To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron. Syn. -- Detail, Detach. Detail respect the act of individualizing the person or body that is separated; detach, the removing for the given end or object.
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