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 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

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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Intel also publishes a more detailed list of specifications for its processor families, such as this Core i5 master list. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel's new 'F-series' Core chips lack an integrated GPU, and probably aren't worth your money," 14 Jan. 2019 The Journal sent the White House a detailed list of questions Friday morning. Bob Davis, WSJ, "Trump Faults Treasury Secretary Over Fed Pick," 23 Nov. 2018 The website states that a detailed list of items and photographs are coming soon and that shuttle services will be provided because of the long driveway. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Estate sale planned as Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield leave Michigan," 9 July 2018 Before the article was published in The Times, Mr. Rajapaksa and his aides did not respond to multiple requests to comment on the article, including detailed lists of questions and assertions made by other officials. Maria Abi-habib, New York Times, "Sri Lankan Lawmakers Target Reporters in Times Investigation," 3 July 2018 Before the move, Ben-Harosh advises keeping a detailed inventory list and sharing it with your moving company. Daily Intelligencer, "Expert Tips to Make Moving Day Seamless," 7 June 2018 The bill would authorize government inspections of facilities where products are made, require accurate and detailed ingredient lists on products, and create a protocol for recalling products if they are found to be harmful or hazardous. Ivana Rihter, Vogue, "Are Your Beauty Products Toxic? A New Senate Bill Aims to Tackle Unregulated Ingredients," 9 Mar. 2019 Much more precise telescopes — like the future James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to launch in 2021 — might be able to do more detailed searches of exomoons in the future. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Astronomers may have discovered the first moon ever found outside our Solar System," 3 Oct. 2018 Apple says the new space can be used to connect with contacts with a tap, show different time zones at once, or see more detailed data related to sports scores, health, fitness, maps, and the like. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple Watch Series 4 sports biggest display yet on Apple’s wearable," 12 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 How to pronounce detailed (audio) , ˈdē-ˌtāld\

Kids Definition of detailed

: including many small items or parts a detailed report

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