de·​tailed | \ di-ˈtāld How to pronounce detailed (audio) , ˈdē-ˌtāld \

Definition of detailed

: marked by abundant detail or by thoroughness in treating small items or parts the detailed study of history

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Other Words from detailed

detailedly \ di-​ˈtāld-​lē How to pronounce detailed (audio) , -​ˈtā-​ləd-​ , ˈdē-​ˌtāld-​ How to pronounce detailed (audio) \ adverb
detailedness \ di-​ˈtā-​ləd-​nəs How to pronounce detailed (audio) , -​ˈtāld-​ , ˈdē-​ˌtāld-​ \ noun

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circumstantial, minute, particular, detailed mean dealing with a matter fully and usually point by point. circumstantial implies fullness of detail that fixes something described in time and space. a circumstantial account of our visit minute implies close and searching attention to the smallest details. a minute examination of a fossil particular implies a precise attention to every detail. a particular description of the scene of the crime detailed stresses abundance or completeness of detail. a detailed analysis of the event

Examples of detailed in a Sentence

We need a more detailed comparison of the available options. He gave us very detailed instructions.
Recent Examples on the Web Its sensors pick up conditions right outside your door to provide a more detailed look into the whims of Mother Nature than your phone’s weather app or the local news can. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "Become Your Own Meteorologist with a Home Weather Station," 4 Jan. 2021 Here is a more detailed look at coronavirus rates by race and ethnicity. Los Angeles Times, "From Costco and Target to TV sitcom sets, L.A. workplaces hit with coronavirus outbreaks," 4 Jan. 2021 One of the best of this subgenre is Never Sleep Again, a detailed look at why Freddy Krueger and the Nightmare on Elm Street series became such a game-changing phenomenon in the genre. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 50 Best Horror Movies on Shudder," 2 Jan. 2021 Thirty years later, her thesis became a remarkably detailed look at the accusations against Lizzie Borden and her high-profile trial. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, ""Lizzie Borden took an axe" — or did she? What would a jury say today?," 26 Dec. 2020 As with most founders, the majority of Chesky's net worth is likely tied to his company—with the Airbnb IPO offering the first detailed look into the CEO's holdings in the home-sharing business. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky could be worth over $11 billion after IPO," 10 Dec. 2020 The data offer the most detailed look yet at the government’s signature coronavirus relief effort for small businesses, just as lawmakers again consider whether to renew the initiative. Amara Omeokwe And Anthony Debarros, WSJ, "New PPP Data Show Coronavirus Aid Flowed to Large and Small Firms Alike," 2 Dec. 2020 Frisco is getting a more detailed look at redevelopment plans for its largest office park. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Planned redevelopment will grow Frisco’s Hall Park to more than $2 billion," 30 Nov. 2020 That’s when the Colts quarterbacks sit down and take a detailed look at the game Rivers just played, dissecting each audible, read, decision and throw. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: How the Colts are developing rookie quarterback Jacob Eason this season," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of detailed

1740, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of detailed was in 1740

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20 Jan 2021

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“Detailed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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de·​tailed | \ di-ˈtāld How to pronounce detailed (audio) , ˈdē-ˌtāld \

Kids Definition of detailed

: including many small items or parts a detailed report

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