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detail

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1 a separate part in a list, account, or series

  • every detail was accounted for
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2 a single piece of information

  • didnʼt leave out a single detail in his police report on the burglary
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3 a small military unit with a special task or function

  • the officer sent out a detail to patrol the perimeter of the compound
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4 a specific task with which a person or group is charged

  • the soldier was placed on guard detail at the border crossing
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item, detail, particular mean one of the distinct parts of a whole. item applies to each thing specified separately in a list or in a group of things that might be listed or enumerated.
    • every item on the list
detail applies to one of the small component parts of a larger whole such as a task, building, painting, narration, or process.
    • leave the details to others
particular stresses the smallness, singleness, and especially the concreteness of a detail or item.
    • a description that included few particulars

detail

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1 to assign to a place or position

  • once again he was detailed to guard duty
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2 to pick (someone) by oneʼs authority for a specific position or duty

  • the new assistant was detailed to accompany the boss on the business trip
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3 to specify one after another

  • detailed all of the reasons that the plan was a bad idea
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