Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun detail

5 senses of detail

Sense 1
detail, item, point -- (an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information")
       => fact -- (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case")

Sense 2
detail, particular, item -- (a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details")
       => part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")

Sense 3
detail -- (extended treatment of particulars; "the essay contained too much detail")
       => discussion, treatment, discourse -- (an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased")

Sense 4
detail -- (a crew of workers selected for a particular task; "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees")
       => gang, crew, work party -- (an organized group of workmen)

Sense 5
contingent, detail -- (a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent")
       => military unit, military force, military group, force -- (a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb detail

2 senses of detail

Sense 1
detail -- (provide details for)
       => elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate -- (add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation")

Sense 2
detail -- (assign to a specific task; "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station")
       => assign, specify, set apart -- (select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise")

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