Origin of detailing
- 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
Synonyms for detail
Related Words for detailingportray, reveal, depict, delineate, relate, describe, stipulate, enumerate, uncover, recount, summarize, analyze, tell, recite, exhibit, show, particularize, elaborate, rehearse, communicate
Examples from the Web for detailing
Contemporary Examples of detailing
On many levels, fewer things than science—in detailing where we came from, what we are, how we function—are more human.Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.
July 17, 2014
Prior to the shooting, on Friday, he posted eight videos on YouTube detailing his anger, frustrations, and plans for retribution.
She is even-handed in detailing the internecine battles between Insurgents and Regulars for control of the party.Wait for the Movie Version of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “The Bully Pulpit”
November 12, 2013
The designer said she wanted to create “new proportions and detailing to turn gymnastic shapes into style essentials.”Gucci Spring/Summer 2014: Sporty and Sexy
September 18, 2013
Last January, Vincoli wrote a column for the Yale Daily News detailing self-censorship and protest restrictions on campus.Yale’s Singapore University Criticized For Free-Speech Restrictions
July 24, 2012
Historical Examples of detailing
He will, however, write tomorrow, detailing all that he has done and means to do.A Rent In A Cloud
Charles James Lever
He paid no heed to these obstacles, and why should we waste time in detailing them?Deaconesses in Europe
Jane M. Bancroft
But the General said that this was one of his reasons for detailing me to perform this duty.A Little Union Scout
Joel Chandler Harris
Let it not be supposed, from what I have just said, that I am detailing any mystery, or penning any romance.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
I did so in a very respectful manner, detailing what had occurred.Percival Keene
- 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.
see in detail.