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[ noun dih-teyl, dee-teyl; verb dih-teyl or, for 13, dee-teyl ]
/ noun dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪl; verb dɪˈteɪl or, for 13, ˈdi teɪl /
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Definition of detail

noun
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about detail

    in detail, item by item; with particulars: The résumé stated his qualifications in detail.

Origin of detail

First recorded in 1595–1605; from French détail, Old French, noun derivative of detailler “to cut in pieces,” equivalent to de- “away, apart , etc.” (see dis-1) + tailler “to cut,” from unattested Vulgar Latin taliāre; see tailor1

OTHER WORDS FROM detail

pre·de·tail, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for detail

detail
/ (ˈdiːteɪl) /

noun
verb (tr)

Word Origin for detail

C17: from French détail, from Old French detailler to cut in pieces, from de- dis- 1 + tailler to cut; see tailor
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Other Idioms and Phrases with detail

detail

see in detail.

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