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Detail meaning

detail - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
  2. 2. The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.
  3. 3. To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
  4. 4. To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
  5. 5. A minor part, as, in a building, the cornice, caps of the buttresses, capitals of the columns, etc., or ( called larger details) a porch, a gable with its windows, a pavilion, or an attached tower.
  6. 6. A detail drawing.
  7. 7. A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction.
  8. 8. A part; particular; minute account.
  9. 9. To relate particularly; set apart for special duty.

detail - examples of usage

  1. No detail showed; it was a thing that took the eye and the breath and the blood. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. That is a mere detail." - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. Can you show me a detail of human nature which is truly honest? - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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