De´tail   Pronunciation: dė`tāl´
n.1.A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction.
2.A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
3.(Mil.) The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.
4.(Arch. & Mach.) A minor part, as, in a building, the cornice, caps of the buttresses, capitals of the columns, etc., or (called larger details) a porch, a gable with its windows, a pavilion, or an attached tower.
Detail drawing
a drawing of the full size, or on a large scale, of some part of a building, machine, etc.
In detail
in subdivisions; part by part; item by item; circumstantially; with particularity.
v. t.1.To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
[imp. & p. p. Detailed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Detailing.]
2.(Mil.) To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
3.To provide with fine or intricate added decoration.
Noun1.detail - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
Synonyms: item, point
2.detail - a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
Synonyms: particular, item
3.detail - extended treatment of particulars; "the essay contained too much detail"
4.detail - a crew of workers selected for a particular task; "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"
5.detail - a temporary military unit; "the peace-keeping force includes one British contingent"
Synonyms: contingent
Verb1.detail - provide details for
2.detail - assign to a specific task; "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"
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Detached escapement
detached house
detached retina
detachment of the retina
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Detail drawing
detail file
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