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

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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By linking the trees’ spectral signatures to their chemical makeup, the two scientists created the most detailed maps of forests yet devised. Paul Tullis, New York Times, "To Map a Coral Reef, Peel Back the Seawater," 10 June 2019 Speaking to The Verge, Scout VP Sean Scott explains that the company has created detailed virtual maps of American suburbia to accelerate development of the bot. James Vincent, The Verge, "Amazon is creating detailed 3D models of suburbia to train its new delivery robots," 8 June 2019 Yet both contenders for the Democratic nomination released ambitious, detailed environmental plans within hours of one another on June 4th. The Economist, "Climate change will be a big issue in the Democratic contest," 7 June 2019 Republicans are split and none of them has publicly offered a detailed plan on how to fund roads for the long term. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Budget committee to meet as Republicans struggle to come up with plan to fund roads," 6 June 2019 This week, having been presented with the complete deficiency report, the hospital submitted a detailed plan of correction that Lawson said should bring St. Luke’s into compliance with federal standards. Mike Hixenbaugh, ProPublica, "Blistering Report Details Serious Safety Lapses at St. Luke’s in Houston," 17 May 2019 Its detailed zoning maps and rule changes leave little wiggle room for officials next year, when Minneapolis embarks on its first citywide rezoning since 1999. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, "Housing Deregulation in Progressive Clothes," 21 Dec. 2018 In addition to more system-wide predictions and modeling, scientists also prepared a number of detailed climate maps for individual parks. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Climate change will strike U.S. National Parks hardest and fastest, says study," 24 Sep. 2018 Only 49% said their company had a detailed plan for a downturn, according to a February survey of 158 CFOs in the U.S. and Canada by Deloitte. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "CFOs Fear a Recession Is Coming. Preparation Will Help Them Stand Out," 16 May 2019

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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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