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Definition 1: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where detail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • several of the details are similar
  • a point of information

Synonyms for detail in the sense of this definition

(detail is a kind of ...) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

"first you must collect all the facts of the case"

(... is a kind of detail ) a small or minor detail

"he had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code"

(... is a kind of detail ) something remote

"he explored every nook and cranny of science"

(... is a kind of detail ) (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

"it differs in that respect"

(... is a kind of detail ) a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal

(... is a kind of detail ) a detail that is considered insignificant

(... is a kind of detail ) a specific detail in a set of rules or terms belonging to a particular field

"the resolution died on a technicality" "the defendant was acquitted on a legal technicality"

Definition 2: extended treatment of particulars - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where detail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the essay contained too much detail

(detail is a kind of ...) an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

"the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic" "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

Definition 3: a temporary military unit - [noun denoting group]

Samples where detail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent

Synonyms for detail in the sense of this definition

(detail is a kind of ...) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(detail belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: a crew of workers selected for a particular task - [noun denoting group]

Samples where detail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees

(detail is a kind of ...) an organized group of workmen

Definition 5: a small part that can be considered separately from the whole - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where detail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was perfect in all details

Synonyms for detail in the sense of this definition

(detail is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

(... is a kind of detail ) the most interesting or memorable part

"the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican"

Definition 6: assign to a specific task - [verb of cognition]

Samples where detail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ambulances were detailed to the fire station

(detail is a kind of ...) select something or someone for a specific purpose

"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

Definition 7: provide details for - [verb of communication]

(detail is a kind of ...) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

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