present participle of 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 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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  • generalizing
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The first known use of detailing was in 1866

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“Detailing.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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