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- detachment of retina,
- detail drawing,
Origin of detailed
- an appointment or assignment, as of a small group or an officer, for a special task.
- the party or person so selected: the kitchen detail.
- a particular assignment of duty.
verb (used with object)
Origin of detail
Examples from the Web for detailed
American spies have detailed dossiers on the North Koreans who the U.S. says were behind the Sony attack.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Conservatives distrust public officials and want to shackle them with detailed rules.
It has grown from a rotten root—striving to replace human judgment with detailed dictates.
In the meantime, most of the detailed studies are incomplete in one way or another.
Now, with the help of 7,000 light-emitting diodes or LEDs, the detailed work has emerged from the shadows.
Among the very earliest of these attempts of which we have detailed information is the device of Wilars de Honecort.Perpetual Motion|Percy Verance
I do not propose to weary the reader by a recital of the program and a detailed account of each performance.The Young Musician|Horatio Alger
Nevertheless, the clerks were detailed but for thirty days, to report at the Camp of Instruction, if the detail were not renewed.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
In vain he described the solitary and rock-bound coast, and detailed the dangers and difficulties which attended its approach.Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made|James D. McCabe, Jr.
The detailed conditions of this monopoly were never made public.Due South or Cuba Past and Present|Maturin M. Ballou
- the act of assigning personnel for a specific duty, esp a fatigue
- the personnel selected
- the duty or assignment
Word Origin for detail
1630s, from French détailler "cut up in pieces; narrate in particulars," from Old French detaillier, from detail (see detail (n.)). Related: Detailed; detailing.
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.
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