1. [ noun ] an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
Synonyms: point item

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

Related terms: fact respect minutia nook_and_cranny technicality sticking_point enumerate
2. [ noun ] a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
Synonyms: item particular

"it was perfect in all details"

Related terms: part highlight enumerate
3. [ noun ] extended treatment of particulars

"the essay contained too much detail"

Related terms: discussion
4. [ noun ] (work) a crew of workers selected for a particular task

"a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"

Related terms: gang
5. [ verb ] assign to a specific task

: "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

Related terms: assign contingent
6. [ verb ] provide details for
Related terms: elaborate particularization
7. [ noun ] (military) a temporary military unit
Synonyms: contingent

"the peace-keeping force includes one British contingent"

Related terms: military_unit military
Similar spelling:   deadly