detail has definitions from the fields of work,military
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[ noun ] an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

Synonyms

point item

Examples

"several of the details are similar" "a point of information"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

While emphasizing that technical details were not fully worked_out , Pelham said his resolution would seek to set_aside the privilege resolution which the House voted through 87 - 31 .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Yet no detail was too small to receive attention from this master , and as a result the playing here has humor , delicacy , and radiant humanity .

Every detail in his interpretation has been beautifully thought_out , and of these I would especially cite the delicious landler touch the pianist brings to the fifth variation ( an obvious indication that he is playing with Viennese musicians ) , and the gossamer shading throughout .

Your ear takes you into the ensemble , and you may well become aware of instrumental details which previously were apparent only in the score .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Dreams that display events of the future with photographic detail call_for a theory explaining their basic mystery and all its components , including that weird feeling of deja_vu , inevitably fantastic though that theory must seem .

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[ noun ] a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

Synonyms

item particular

Examples

"it was perfect in all details"

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

The artistic interest , then , lies_in what the encounter may be made to represent , in the power of some central significance to draw the details into relevance and meaningfulness .

Related terms

part highlight enumerate

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[ noun ] extended treatment of particulars

Examples

"the essay contained too much detail"

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

And if I have gone into so much detail about so small a work , that is because it is also so typical a work , representing the germinal form of a conflict which remains essential in Mann 's writing :

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

He had gone_into the Japanese navy , had been trained as an officer , had participated in one or two battles - he never went into detail regarding his military experience - and at the age of twenty-five , quite as a bolt out_of_the_blue , he had walked into the mission as if he belonged here and had become a Christian .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

This baffling lack of distinct details recalls the secretary whose employer was leaving the office and told her what to answer if anyone called in his absence .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Done in the modern style of a `` confession '' , Fink tells in exquisite detail how he came to know , and , more important , love his mother 's pet salamander , Alicia .

Related terms

discussion

4
[ noun ] (work) a crew of workers selected for a particular task

Examples

"a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"

Used in print

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Motion_picture cameras had been installed to film the audience , the reservation list was being checked_out name by name , and a special detail was already at_work in the parking_lot scrutinizing automobiles for a possible lead .

Related terms

gang

5
[ verb ] assign to a specific task

Examples

: "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

Mr._Hawksley believes that East_Providence could use two more rescue trucks , similar to the CD vehicle obtained several years ago and now detailed to the Central Fire_Station .

Related terms

assign contingent

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[ verb ] provide details for

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

One day Maeterlinck , coming with a friend upon an event which he recognized as the exact pattern of a previous dream , detailed the ensuing occurrences in_advance so accurately that his companion was completely mystified .

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[ noun ] (military) a temporary military unit

Synonyms

contingent

Examples

"the peace-keeping force includes one British contingent"

Related terms

military_unit military

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