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detail

noun

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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
  • didn't 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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detail

verb

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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 one's 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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Noun

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

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The first known use of detail was in 1603

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“Detail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detail. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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