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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Following a review process, three have been asked to submit detailed plans for redeveloping the 280-acre property northwest of Harlem Avenue and 183rd Street. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "3 firms compete to develop state-owned site in Tinley Park," 13 July 2018 The map below is huge, but not very detailed: No topography. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Gateway to what?," 28 June 2018 Over 1 billion stars twinkled in those first images, which included detailed data on 2 million of the stars. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New Star Map Could Change Everything We Know About the Milky Way," 25 Apr. 2018 One club interested is Turkish giants Galatasaray who have provided a detailed report about Perez to manager Fatih Terim who is expected to make the final decision over whether or not to pursue the forward - as per AMK, via Sport Witness., "Arsenal Forward Subject to Interest From Turkish Giants Despite 'Clean Slate' Under Unai Emery," 7 July 2018 DTE Energy has until Friday to file a detailed report with the Michigan Public Service Commission on its recent outage history. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "History of power outages riles metro Detroiters, DTE promises fixes," 28 June 2018 Those findings were published for the first time in School Checkup, a lookup tool showing detailed reports on hazards inside Philadelphia classrooms, including mold, rodent droppings, and damaged asbestos. Wendy Ruderman,, "After hazards were exposed, Philadelphia school district launches massive summer cleanup," 21 June 2018 On Tuesday, the Center for Human Rights in Iran published a detailed report on the profound impact of blocking Telegram, based on dozens of firsthand accounts from inside the country. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "The Unexpected Fallout of Iran's Telegram Ban," 19 June 2018 But Lehman, and my detailed 23andMe report, both advise me to take it easy on saturated fat anyway. NBC News, "I took a batch of DNA tests so you don't have to," 10 June 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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