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Definition of Detail


  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.
  2. A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
  3. The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.
  4. To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
  5. To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
  6. 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.
  7. A detail drawing.

Detail Quotations

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
Pablo Picasso

My height doesn't define my skill set. To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature - and I try to bring that on a daily basis.
Russell Wilson

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.

Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be. If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived?
Ralph Marston

I always think that if you look at anyone in detail, you will have empathy for them because you recognize them as a human being, no matter what they've done.
Andrea Arnold
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Detail Translations

detail in Afrikaans is besonderheid, detail
detail in Danish is enkelthed
detail in Dutch is bijzonderheid, item, detail
detail in German is Einzelheit, Detail, zuteilen, zuweisen, Detail
detail in Italian is dettaglio
detail in Norwegian is detalj
detail in Portuguese is detalhe
detail in Spanish is adjudicar, detalle, asignar, pormenor
detail in Swedish is detalj
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