In detail
Detail De"tail (d[=e]"t[=a]l or d[-e]*t[=a]l"; 277), n. [F. d['e]tail, fr. d['e]tailler to cut in pieces, tell in detail; pref. d['e]- (L. de or dis-) + tailler to cut. See {Tailor}.] 1. A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction. [1913 Webster]

The details of the campaign in Italy. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

2. A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch. & Mach.) (a) A minor part, as, in a building, the cornice, caps of the buttresses, capitals of the columns, etc., or (called {larger details}) a porch, a gable with its windows, a pavilion, or an attached tower. (b) A detail drawing.

{Detail drawing}, a drawing of the full size, or on a large scale, of some part of a building, machine, etc.

{In detail}, in subdivisions; part by part; item by item; circumstantially; with particularity.

Syn: Account; relation; narrative; recital; explanation; narration. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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