detailed

adjective
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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At the end of May, Pillsbury directed Stafford to produce a detailed, three-year financial plan for rebuilding the school’s reserves. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, "Costly academic turnaround takes St. Paul charter school from ‘buckets of cash’ to deep in debt," 10 July 2019 Here, the state could study the successes and failures of California, where the state’s Air Resources Board has, for more than a decade, been pursuing detailed plans and policies for cleaning up different sectors of the economy. SFChronicle.com, "California, New York racing to cut emissions, but each faces major obstacles," 9 July 2019 Here, the state could study the successes and failures of California, where the state’s Air Resources Board has, for more than a decade, been pursuing detailed plans and policies for cleaning up different sectors of the economy. New York Times, "It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?," 8 July 2019 That Marianne Williamson derided candidates who offer serious policy proposals and detailed plans is a disqualifier, not an asset. Ed Stockly, latimes.com, "Reader letters: Let the Marianne Williamson debate rage on," 8 July 2019 Utah requires its elementary schools to conduct at least one safety drill each month, and its secondary schools to have detailed emergency response plans. Washington Post, "Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings," 6 July 2019 Utah requires its elementary schools to conduct at least one safety drill each month, and its secondary schools to have detailed emergency response plans. Morgan Smith, Anchorage Daily News, "Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings," 6 July 2019 Utah requires its elementary schools to conduct at least one safety drill each month, and its secondary schools to have detailed emergency response plans. Fox News, "Utah teachers attend firearms drills to prepare for active shooters," 6 July 2019 The UAB Sustainability Strategic Plan, released in late 2018, detailed plans for the initiative that will encompass purchasing, operations, recycling, and waste. Birmingham Magazine, al.com, "Birmingham Update: drive-in theater, new bargain store, and more," 5 July 2019

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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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detailed

adjective
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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