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Synonyms for detail
dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detail, item, point(noun)

    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

    "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"

    period, stage, power point, full point, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, peak, full stop, point, token, tip, particular, head, item, compass point, distributor point, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level, contingent

  2. detail, particular, item(noun)

    a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

    "it was perfect in all details"

    contingent, particular proposition, item, token, point, specific, particular

  3. detail(noun)

    extended treatment of particulars

    "the essay contained too much detail"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  4. detail(noun)

    a crew of workers selected for a particular task

    "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  5. contingent, detail(verb)

    a temporary military unit

    "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  6. detail(verb)

    provide details for

  7. detail(verb)

    assign to a specific task

    "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"


  1. detail(noun)

    to explain in detail

    I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.


  2. detail(noun)

    to assign to a particular task

    I don't concern myself with the details of accounting

    technicality, trifle, triviality, detach

  3. detail(noun)

    A person's name, address and other personal information.

    The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details.


  4. detail(noun)

    detachment, contingent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detail

    A circumstance (Latin circum, around, and sto, stand), is something existing or occurring in connection with or relation to some other fact or event, modifying or throwing light upon the principal matter without affecting its essential character; an accompaniment is something that unites with the principal matter, tho not necessary to it; as, the piano accompaniment to a song; a concomitant goes with a thing in natural connection, but in a subordinate capacity, or perhaps in contrast; as, cheerfulness is a concomitant of virtue. A circumstance is not strictly, nor usually, an occasion, condition, effect, or result. (See these words under CAUSE.) Nor is the circumstance properly an incident. (See under ACCIDENT.) We say, "My decision will depend upon circumstances" — not "upon incidents." That a man wore a blue necktie would not probably be the cause, occasion, condition, or concomitant of his committing murder; but it might be a very important circumstance in identifying him as the murderer. All the circumstances make up the situation. A certain disease is the cause of a man's death; his suffering is an incident; that he is in his own home, that he has good medical attendance, careful nursing, etc., are consolatory circumstances. With the same idea of subordination, we often say, "This is not a circumstance to that." So a person is said to be in easy circumstances. Compare EVENT.

    accompaniment, circumstance, concomitant, event, fact, feature, incident, item, occurrence, particular, point, position, situation

    "Mere situation is expressed by 'in the circumstances'; action affected is performed 'under the circumstances.'" [Murray's "New English Dictionary"]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detail(v)

    particularize, enumerate, recount, individualize, sift, analyze, specify

    generalize, condense, conglomerate, gather, sketch, suggest abstract, classify, amalgamate

  2. detail(n)

    element, component, particular, specialty, point

    account, statement, recital, totality, representation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detail(v. a.)

    relate, recount, narrate, rehearse, delineate, portray, depict, enumerate, particularize, describe, set forth

  2. detail(v. a.)

    detach, send away

  3. detail(n.)

    account, narration, narrative, relation, recital

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. detail(v)

    particularize, enumerate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD


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How to use detail in a sentence?

  1. Al Hussein:

    The scale and types of sexual violence - primarily by Government SPLA forces and affiliated militia – are described in searing, devastating detail, as is the almost casual, yet calculated, attitude of those slaughtering civilians and destroying property and livelihoods.

  2. Victor Schwartz:

    Litigation gets publicity. If the government sees something about a case … it can use its power, the subpoena power, to find out more detail.

  3. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.

  4. Lauren Tarshis:

    It's been a wonderful surprise that kids of all types are fascinated by history, and they do like fast-paced plots and topics that are gripping, i get thronged by these fabulous little boys who have great ideas about a certain battle or detail in my books. And many of them springboard from my book into further research on their own.

  5. Angela Merkel:

    We stand by the agreement of Minsk and put a lot of importance on its implementation as soon as possible, we still have no stable ceasefire and we must advance on the political process and we discussed in detail the next steps needed.

Translations for detail

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  • detalleAragonese
  • تفصيل, تفاصيلArabic
  • детайлност, подробност, детайл, излагам подробноBulgarian
  • detallCatalan, Valencian
  • detail, podrobnostCzech
  • detalje, detaljerDanish
  • Einzelheit, Detail, detaillisierenGerman
  • informoj, detalo, detalaroEsperanto
  • detalle, destacamentoSpanish
  • täpselt selgitamaEstonian
  • yksityiskohta, epäolennaisuus, detalji, henkilötiedot, selittää [[yksityiskohtaisesti]], tarkentaa, määrätä, [[selittää]] [[tarkasti]], komennus, komentaaFinnish
  • détail, coordonnées, détails, détachement, détaillerFrench
  • detalleGalician
  • פרטים, פרטHebrew
  • kirendel, részlet, részletezHungarian
  • մանրամաս, մանրուքArmenian
  • detalio, detaliarInterlingua
  • smáatriðiIcelandic
  • dettaglio, particolare, minuzia, dettagliareItalian
  • დეტალი, წვრილმანიGeorgian
  • smulkmena, detalėLithuanian
  • āmikiMāori
  • perincian, butiranMalay
  • detail, detachement, kleinigheid, persoonsgegevensDutch
  • detalhe, minúcias, identificaçãoPortuguese
  • тонкость, деталь, наряд, расчёт, подробностьRussian
  • detachera, kommendering, oväsentlighet, [[oväsentlig]] [[sak]], detalj, specificera, beskriva, avdela, detaljerat, detachement, detaljer, kommendera, räkna upp, utkommendering, ta ut, information, enskildhet, upplysningSwedish
  • వివరం, విశదీకరించుTelugu
  • деталь, нарядUkrainian
  • 细节Chinese

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