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English

Etymology

French détail, from Old French detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier (to cut).

Pronunciation

  • Noun:
    • (UK, US) dē'tāl, /ˈdiːteɪl/, /"di:teIl/
    • (US) dĭtāl', /dɪˈteɪl/, /dI"teIl/
  • Verb:
    • (UK, US) dē'tāl, /ˈdiːteɪl/, /"di:teIl/
    • (US) dĭtāl', /dɪˈteɪl/, /dI"teIl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

Noun

detail (countable and uncountable; plural details)

  1. (countable) Something small enough to escape casual notice.
    Note this fine detail in the lower left corner.
    We missed several important details in the contract.
  2. (uncountable) A profusion of details.
    This etching is full of fine detail
  3. Something considered trivial enough to ignore.
    I don't concern myself with the details of accounting
  4. (plural details) A person's name, address and other personal information.
    The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details.
  5. (military) a temporary unit or assignment.

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Verb

Infinitive
to detail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to detail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to explain in detail
    I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.
  2. (transitive) (US (?)) to clean carefully (particularly a car)
    We need to have the minivan detailed.
  3. (transitive)(military) to assign to a particular task

Derived terms

Synonyms

  • (to explain in detail): specify
  • (military: to assign to a particular task): detach

Translations

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Czech

Noun

detail m.

  1. detail

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Dutch

Noun

detail n. (plural details)

  1. detail

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