detailed

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adjective 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

detailedly

play \di-ˈtāld-lē, -ˈtā-ləd-, ˈdē-ˌ\ adverb

detailedness

play \di-ˈtā-ləd-nəs, -ˈtāld-, ˈdē-ˌ\ noun

Examples of detailed in a Sentence

  1. We need a more detailed comparison of the available options.

  2. He gave us very detailed instructions.

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First Known Use of detailed

1740

Synonym Discussion of detailed

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

DETAILED Defined for Kids

detailed

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adjective de·tailed \ di-ˈtāld , ˈdē-ˌtāld \

Definition of detailed for Students

:including many small items or parts
  • a detailed report


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