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Definition of "detail" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."