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English noun: detail

1. detail (cognition) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

SamplesSeveral of the details are similar.
A point of information.

Synonymsitem, point

Broader (hypernym)fact

Narrower (hyponym)minutia, nook and cranny, nooks and crannies, regard, respect, sticking point, technicality, trifle, triviality

2. detail a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

SamplesIt was perfect in all details.

Synonymsitem, particular

Broader (hypernym)component, component part, constituent, part, portion

Narrower (hyponym)high spot, highlight

3. detail (communication) extended treatment of particulars

SamplesThe essay contained too much detail.

Broader (hypernym)discourse, discussion, treatment

4. detail (group) a crew of workers selected for a particular task

SamplesA detail was sent to remove the fallen trees.

Broader (hypernym)crew, gang, work party

5. detail (group) a temporary military unit

SamplesThe peacekeeping force includes one British contingent.


Broader (hypernym)force, military force, military group, military unit

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

English verb: detail

1. detail (communication) provide details for

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate

2. detail (cognition) assign to a specific task

SamplesThe ambulances were detailed to the fire station.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)assign, set apart, specify

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