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detail

noun  /dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi·teɪl/ us  

detail noun (INFORMATION)

[C/U] a particular fact or item of information, often noticed only after giving something your close attention, or such facts or items considered as a group: [C] We have a report of a serious accident on Route 23, but so far no details. [U] She showed a businesslike attention to detail. [U] I can’t go into much detail, but I’ve been having some health problems recently. We know roughly what he wants to do, but we haven’t discussed his plans in detail (= considering all the particular facts).

detail noun (GROUP)

[C] a small group, esp. of soldiers or police, ordered to perform a particular duty: A detail of five police officers accompanied the diplomat to his hotel.
detailed
adjective  /dɪˈteɪld, ˈdi·teɪld/ us  
a detailed account/description

detail

verb [T]  /dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi·teɪl/ us  

detail verb [T] (GIVE INFORMATION)

to give exact and complete information about something: The committee members issued a brief statement detailing their plans.
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