What is the meaning of detail?


  • An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.
    • usage: "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
  • A small part that can be considered separately from the whole.
    • usage: "it was perfect in all details"
  • Extended treatment of particulars.
    • usage: "the essay contained too much detail"
  • A crew of workers selected for a particular task.
    • usage: "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"
  • A temporary military unit.
    • usage: "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"


  • Provide details for.
  • Assign to a specific task.
    • usage: "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"
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APAWordNet. (2010). detail. Retrieved September 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/detail/definitions/1214301
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "detail" http://smartdefine.org/detail/definitions/1214301 (accessed September 24, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, detail, Smart Define, viewed 24 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/detail/definitions/1214301>.
MLAWordNet. "detail" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/detail/definitions/1214301>
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