Definition of "detail" [de•tail]

  • (noun) An individual part or item; a particular. See Synonyms at item.
  • (noun) Particulars considered individually and in relation to a whole: careful attention to detail.
  • (noun) A minor or an inconsequential item or aspect; a minutia: skipped the details to get to the main point.
  • (noun) A minute or thorough treatment or account: went into detail about his travels.
  • (noun) A discrete part or portion of a work, such as a painting, building, or decorative object, especially when considered in isolation.

Use "detail" in a sentence

  • "Exactly how to best do that in detail is what they want more information about, but just knowing that much was quite helpful in terms of focusing their efforts."
  • "The field of evolutionary developmental biology, which studies the genetics of morphology in detail is now a rapidly expanding one, with many of the developmental genetic cascades, particularly in the fruitfly (Drosophila), now catalogued in considerable detail."
  • "But I think the overwhelming demand for evidence in detail is really creating a burden for forces."

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