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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.
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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