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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.


Synonymscontingent


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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