Definition of 'detail'
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The government has refused to give any details about the test or say why it failed. Times, Sunday Times (2017)These are often used by hackers to harvest personal information or banking details. Computing (2010)The website provides pictures and details the history and architecture. The Sun (2016)It is difficult to be more specific without more detail. The Sun (2016)Her full contact details were listed. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can find the details of the individual charges by going to the website of the fund manager and downloading the annual accounts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I do not want to go too much into detail on that because that can quickly be interpreted in the wrong way. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A master of detail, she often stays up to read the documents in her red box until the early hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Photographs do not contain the detail that we often imagine they do. Improve Your Landscape PaintingThe investigation is ongoing and we cannot give more details at this stage. The Sun (2011)The picky little details are the individual brush strokes in our stewardship painting. Christianity Today (2000)He applied the same rigorous method and attention to detail to both aspects of his life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The couple refused to go into further details about his alleged affair. The Sun (2016)The lower layers have the fine details of the skills. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)There you will also find contact details and information about any restrictions at individual venues. The Sun (2011) Full details of the float will not emerge for two weeks. The Sun (2013)The app also provides details about local customs so soldiers can avoid inadvertently causing offence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This possibility will be explored in detail in the sections that follow. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)You are not working in anything like as much detail as when you are an executive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The wheelchair she relies on when she is out and about seems like a minor detail. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Just one is deemed good enough to have her picture and details taken. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Please go to our website for full details of how to lodge a complaint. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Get the booking form and full offer details online. The Sun (2008)They can also use the details as part of wider scams to steal identities. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We will announce details of our plans shortly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are working out all the details now. The Sun (2006)There were no details about how such a programme would look. Times, Sunday Times (2010) See details of the full route online. The Sun (2011)You just have to stay close to the small human details. Times, Sunday Times (2011)See the back page for full details. The Sun (2016)They also include far more detail about the circumstances and possible motives of the killings than the official statistics. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Using details from the essay, explain why or why not. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)
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Translations for 'detail'
British English: detail /ˈdiːteɪl/ NOUN
The details of something are its small, individual features or elements. If you examine or discuss something in detail, you examine all these features.
...the details of the agreement.
- American English: detail
- Arabic: تَفْصِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: detalhe
- Chinese: 详情
- Croatian: detalj
- Czech: detail
- Danish: detalje
- Dutch: detail
- European Spanish: detalle
- Finnish: yksityiskohta
- French: détail
- German: Einzelheit
- Greek: λεπτομέρεια
- Italian: dettaglio
- Japanese: 細部
- Korean: 세부
- Norwegian: detalj
- Polish: szczegół
- European Portuguese: detalhe
- Romanian: detaliu
- Russian: деталь
- Spanish: detalle
- Swedish: detalj
- Thai: รายละเอียด
- Turkish: ayrıntı
- Ukrainian: деталь
- Vietnamese: chi tiết
British English: detail VERB
If you detail things, you list them or give information about them.
The report detailed the human rights abuses committed during the war.
Definition of detail from the Collins English Dictionary
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