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

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We need a more detailed comparison of the available options. He gave us very detailed instructions.
Recent Examples on the Web Legislation could be introduced at Cleveland City Council within weeks, though detailed hearings likely won’t take place the beginning of March, at the earliest. Michelle Jarboe, cleveland, "Sherwin-Williams confirms plans for new downtown Cleveland HQ, Brecksville R&D center," 6 Feb. 2020 The app offers corporate investors a detailed view of a company’s performance broken up into 30 different metrics including financial performance, business complexity, executive pay and its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) track record. Adrian Croft, Fortune, "Click here to oust the board— Inside the A.I. startup that’s transforming activist investing," 6 Feb. 2020 The Chronicle’s detailed policy governing the use of such sources, including the use of pseudonyms, is available on Evan Sernoffsky,, "Detroit business partners acted as FBI informants in Nuru corruption investigation," 5 Feb. 2020 Since then, the slender, detailed figures—now known as Gwions—have puzzled archaeologists, who didn’t know when they were painted or by whom. Elizabeth Finkel, Science | AAAS, "Mysterious Australian rock art may depict the chaos following rising seas," 5 Feb. 2020 In his most detailed remarks on the impeachment managers’ case to date, McConnell undercut an argument that the White House defense team had presented: that impeachment requires the violation of a criminal statute. Patricia Mazzei,, "Susan Collins announces she will vote to acquit Trump," 4 Feb. 2020 Although plenty of weather apps offer Android widgets, 1Weather stands out for its stylish look, detailed readouts, and plethora of customization options. David Nield, Popular Science, "Eleven essential widgets for your Android home screen," 4 Feb. 2020 Appleton then grabbed the curling iron again and added in detailed pieces around her head. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "All the Beauty Products Jennifer Lopez Used During Her 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show," 3 Feb. 2020 Highly detailed fossils dating back 70-80 million years included eggs and a nest of oviraptors that perished together. David Harten, The Courier-Journal, "At Jurassic Quest, fans feel roar of "true to detail" dinosaurs at Kentucky Expo Center," 2 Feb. 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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9 Feb 2020

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“Detailed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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