de·​tailed | \ di-ˈtāld, 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 , -​ˈtā-​ləd-​, ˈdē-​ˌ \ adverb
detailedness \ di-​ˈtā-​ləd-​nəs , -​ˈtāld-​, ˈdē-​ˌ \ 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.

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All blue and white, frothy, country but in a city sort of way, detailed with the most assured hand. The Editors, ELLE Decor, "Remembering Mario Buatta: Designers, Colleagues, and Clients Share Their Memories of the "Prince of Chintz"," 16 Oct. 2018 For her commute, the Queen wore a light brown topcoat, elegantly detailed with gold buttons and oversize pockets. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Queen Elizabeth II’s Travel Wardrobe Champions British Fashion," 20 Dec. 2018 Modern survey methods, like laser scanning, can produce incredibly detailed digital models of a site, right down to the subtleties of carvings or weathering on the surface of a stone block. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Archaeologists reconstruct pre-Columbian temple with 3D-printed blocks," 17 Dec. 2018 Supporters and opponents of the law will file detailed arguments later to the 5th Circuit, which handles cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and is considered one of the most conservative federal appeals courts. Emily Wagster Pettus, The Seattle Times, "Mississippi appeal seeks to revive 15-week abortion ban," 17 Dec. 2018 Perhaps, but the show has gone to detailed lengths in order to prevent that from happening to any contestant. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'The Voice' Fans Think MaKenzie Thomas Was Eliminated Because of a Typo," 12 Dec. 2018 That all changes with this latest announcement, which is accompanied by a 500-page detailed proposal for every last inch of the collider. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "China Plans to Build a Particle Collider Five Times More Powerful Than the LHC," 14 Nov. 2018 The latest detailed accusation was made by Debbie Ramirez, who in a New Yorker article alleged Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a Yale University party. Judson Berger, Fox News, "Trump calls new Kavanaugh accusations ‘totally political,’ stands by nominee," 2 Oct. 2018 Last year, Google streamlined hotel search on phones to include price filtering, detailed amenity information, and the ability to book without leaving search. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google really wants you to use Maps and search to plan your next outing," 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of detailed

1740, in the meaning defined above

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de·​tailed | \ di-ˈtāld, ˈdē-ˌtāld\

Kids Definition of detailed

: including many small items or parts a detailed report

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