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 detailed (audio) , -​ˈtā-​ləd-​ , ˈdē-​ˌtāld-​ How to pronounce detailed (audio) \ adverb
detailedness \ di-​ˈtā-​ləd-​nəs How to pronounce detailed (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.
Recent Examples on the Web That book gives a detailed account of the murder and the slow-moving investigation that followed. al, "Michael Donald’s 1981 Mobile, Alabama murder to be featured on CNN’s ‘The People vs. The Klan’," 11 Apr. 2021 In what remains a feat of writing in the annals of Sun history, Mr. Sterne wrote a detailed history of the 35th president mainly from memory. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Joseph R. L. Sterne, former foreign correspondent and editorial page editor of The Baltimore Sun, dies," 10 Apr. 2021 New administrations often provide less detailed budget proposals in the first few months of entering office. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Biden wants funds to electrify federal vehicle fleet in next budget," 9 Apr. 2021 The increases over the current year are part of a 58-page list of priorities Biden released today in advance of a detailed budget request to Congress for fiscal 2022, which begins on 1 October. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "Biden’s first budget request goes big on science," 9 Apr. 2021 This book offers a detailed account of both the criminal and civil cases that followed the murder of Michael Donald and provides insight into the evolving history of the Klan. Breeanna Hare, CNN, "'The People v. The Klan': How to watch and what to read next," 9 Apr. 2021 Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter published a detailed cover story on the veteran film and theater producer Scott Rudin’s alleged mistreatment of his employees. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "When Good Art Is a Justification for Cruelty," 9 Apr. 2021 The sound picked up by the AT2035 is suitably deep and nicely detailed. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "This Affordable Condenser Microphone From Audio-Technica Won’t Let You Down," 9 Apr. 2021 This week, for the first time, state public health officials released a more detailed breakdown of COVID cases among the 0-19 age group, showing how many people have tested positive among those ages 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, and 15-19., "Coronavirus cases are rising among children and teens in Mass. Here’s a closer look at the numbers," 9 Apr. 2021

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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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14 Apr 2021

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“Detailed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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