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Noun: detail  di'teyl or 'dee,teyl [N. Amer], 'dee,teyl [Brit]
  1. An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    "several of the details are similar";
    - item, point
  2. A small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    "it was perfect in all details";
    - particular, item
  3. Extended treatment of particulars
    "the essay contained too much detail"
  4. A crew of workers selected for a particular task
    "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"
  5. (military) a temporary military unit
    "the peacekeeping force includes one British detail";
    - contingent
Verb: detail  di'teyl or 'dee,teyl [N. Amer], 'dee,teyl [Brit]
  1. Provide details for
  2. Assign to a specific task
    "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

Derived forms: detailed, detailing, details

Type of: assign, component, component part, constituent, crew, dilate, discourse, discussion, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, fact, flesh out, force, gang, lucubrate [archaic], military force, military group, military unit, part, portion, set apart, specify, treatment, work party

Encyclopedia: Detail