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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

The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.
Leonardo da Vinci

Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
Giorgio Armani

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

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.
Lou Holtz
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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