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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detail  \De"tail\  (d[-e]*t[=a]l"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Detailed} 
  (-t[=a]ld");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Detailing}.]  [Cf.  F. 
  d['e]tailler  to  cut  up  in  pieces,  tell  in  detail.  See 
  {Detail},  n.] 
  1.  To  relate  in  particulars;  to  particularize;  to  report 
  minutely  and  distinctly;  to  enumerate;  to  specify;  as  he 
  detailed  all  the  facts  in  due  order 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  tell  off  or  appoint  for  a  particular  service,  as 
  an  officer,  a  troop,  or  a  squadron. 
 
  Syn:  {Detail},  {Detach}. 
 
  Usage:  Detail  respect  the  act  of  individualizing  the  person 
  or  body  that  is  separated;  detach,  the  removing  for 
  the  given  end  or  object. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detail  \De*tail"\,  n.  (Arch.  &  Mach.) 
  a  A  minor  part  as  in  a  building,  the  cornice,  caps  of  the 
  buttresses,  capitals  of  the  columns,  etc.,  or  (called 
  {larger  details})  a  porch,  a  gable  with  its  windows,  a 
  pavilion,  or  an  attached  tower. 
  b  A  detail  drawing. 
 
  {In  detail},  in  subdivisions;  part  by  part  item  by  item; 
  circumstantially;  with  particularity. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detail  \De"tail\  (d[=e]"t[=a]l  or  d[-e]*t[=a]l";  277),  n.  [F. 
  d['e]tail,  fr  d['e]tailler  to  cut  in  pieces,  tell  in  detail; 
  pref.  d['e]-  (L.  de  or  dis-)  +  tailler  to  cut.  See  {Tailor}.] 
  1.  A  minute  portion;  one  of  the  small  parts  a  particular;  an 
  item;  --  used  chiefly  in  the  plural;  as  the  details  of  a 
  scheme  or  transaction. 
 
  The  details  of  the  campaign  in  Italy.  --Motley. 
 
  2.  A  narrative  which  relates  minute  points;  an  account  which 
  dwells  on  particulars. 
 
  3.  (Mil.)  The  selection  for  a  particular  service  of  a  person 
  or  a  body  of  men;  hence  the  person  or  the  body  of  men  so 
  selected. 
 
  {Detail  drawing},  a  drawing  of  the  full  size,  or  on  a  large 
  scale,  of  some  part  of  a  building,  machine,  etc 
 
  {In  detail},  in  subdivisions;  part  by  part  item; 
  circumstantially;  with  particularity. 
 
  Syn:  Account;  relation;  narrative;  recital;  explanation; 
  narration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detail 
  n  1:  an  isolated  fact  that  is  considered  separately  from  the 
  whole;  "several  of  the  details  are  similar";  "a  point  of 
  information"  [syn:  {item},  {point}] 
  2:  a  small  part  that  can  be  considered  separately  from  the 
  whole;  "it  was  perfect  in  all  details"  [syn:  {particular}, 
  {item}] 
  3:  extended  treatment  of  particulars;  "the  essay  contained  too 
  much  detail" 
  4:  a  crew  of  workers  selected  for  a  particular  task;  "a  detail 
  was  sent  to  remove  the  fallen  trees" 
  5:  a  temporary  military  unit;  "the  peace-keeping  force  includes 
  one  British  contingent"  [syn:  {contingent}] 
  v  1:  provide  details  for 
  2:  assign  to  a  specific  task:  "The  ambulances  were  detailed  to 
  the  fire  station" 




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