detail meaning

  • Detail or details may refer to: Complexity or simply presence of a surface texture, work of art, or organizational behaviours Level of detail, a 3D computer graphics term Auto detailing, the process of thoroughly cleaning a car DETAIL (professional journal), a journal for architecture and construction
  • NounPLdetailsPREdé-SUF-ail
    1. NC Something small enough to escape casual notice.
      1. Note this fine detail in the lower left corner. ‎
      2. We missed several important details in the contract. ‎
    2. NU A profusion of details.
      1. Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
    3. Something considered trivial enough to ignore.
      1. I don't concern myself with the details of accounting. ‎
    4. NC A person's name, address and other personal information.
      1. The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details. ‎
    5. (military) A temporary unit or assignment.
      1. A part distinct from the whole.
        1. WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainly informed them. The dispatches revealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that many Tunisians suspected, but could not prove, and would cite as they took to the streets. They also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies.
      2. A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
      3. VerbSGdetailsPRdetailingPT, PPdetailed
        1. VT to explain in detail.
          1. I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.
        2. VT (US (?)) to clean carefully (particularly a car) (.
          1. We need to have the minivan detailed.
        3. VT (military) to assign to a particular task.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • On Tuesday evening CNN had found two suitemates who recounted some of the most chilling details about the gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, including that he had an imaginary girlfriend named Jelly.
            • Second, we did not attempt to clarify unclear study details by contacting the study authors; nonreported aspects of methods may have lowered scores in our quality assessment.
            • See Introduction for more details about the reproductive modes of each genomotype.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Detailed SEM study showed that putative mechanosensillae are distributed all around the frontal as well as other projections.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • “Most of the allegations are totally unparticularised and therefore impossible to deal with in detail.
            • The model shows the basics, but we still need to flesh out the details.
            • This book only glosses over quantum mechanics, and doesn't go into detail.

        Meaning of detail for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "detail" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
              Difficultness: Level 1
              Easy     ➨     Difficult
              Definiteness: Level 9
              Definite    ➨     Versatile
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