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

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 It is expected to publish a more detailed plan later this month. Anna Cooban, CNN, 17 May 2022 The lawyers will present a detailed plan to US District Court Judge Mark Mastroianni next week. Globe Staff,, 12 May 2022 Susie came up with a detailed plan and approached Fishers athletic director Jim Brown about starting a gymnastics team at the high school. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 8 May 2022 One envelope held an elaborate pitch from a Black film producer proposing to join with a dozen craftspeople and start an all-Black film studio, complete with a detailed business plan and scripts for four projects. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 National Development still needs to get wetlands approval as well as an OK for a detailed site plan. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 Rosenstengel also ordered the bureau to provide the court with weekly updates and a detailed plan to ensure that Iglesias gets the surgery before her release in December. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 21 Apr. 2022 Mike Feuer, the Los Angeles city attorney, is the only mayoral candidate polling above 1% who has laid out a detailed climate plan. Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Transit officials said that for the first time, the agency has a detailed plan to develop Metro’s remaining properties, aiming to coordinate with local governments to create development that benefits the transit system. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of detailed

1740, in the meaning defined above

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“Detailed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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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