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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.
Translations of “detail”
in Korean 세부 사항…
in Arabic مَعْلومة مُفَصَّلة…
in French détail, détails…
in Turkish ayrıntı, teferruat, detay…
in Italian dettaglio, particolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信息, 消息, 細節…
in Russian подробность…
in Polish szczegół…
in Spanish detalle, pormenor…
in Portuguese detalhe, pormenor, minúcia…
in German das Detail, die Einzelheit…
in Catalan informació, detall…
in Japanese 詳細…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信息, 消息, 细节…
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