The attention to detail is the same, the desire to replicate a real object is identical.
The president recounted in detail the raid on bin Laden's compound to G.W. Bush, who was in office during the 9/11 attacks.
The key is how much we can brood, and what is meant by brooding—is it to daydream, or is it to agonize over every detail?
He has this amazing commitment to detail and also this really deep knowledge of the process.
Karski would one day detail his experiences in his book, Story of a Secret State.
Philip then entered into a detail of what our readers are acquainted with.
Bruce could think of no detail that Dill had overlooked when he was done.
Her practised eye took in every detail of her appearance, and every detail was right.
But to give an idea of these different regions, they must be described in detail.
I had forgotten one detail in the excitement, and this threw me off.
c.1600, from French détail, from Old French detail "small piece or quantity," literally "a cutting in pieces," from detaillier "cut in pieces," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + taillier "to cut in pieces" (see tailor).
Modern sense is from French en détail "piece by piece, item by item" (as opposed to en gros), a commercial term used where we would today use retail. Military sense is 1708, from notion of "distribution in detail of the daily orders first given in general," including assignment of specific duties.
1630s, from French détailler "cut up in pieces; narrate in particulars," from Old French detaillier, from detail (see detail (n.)). Related: Detailed; detailing.