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detail

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈdiːteɪl/ US  /dɪˈteɪl/
B1 a fact or piece of information about something: Please send me details of your training courses. She didn't include very much detail in her report.Information and messagesReality and truth
in detail B1 including every part of something: He explained it all in great detail.Elaborating, specifying and simplifying
go into detail B2 to include all the facts about somethingElaborating, specifying and simplifying
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…
(Definition of detail noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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