- 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)
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Idioms for detail
Origin of detail
OTHER WORDS FROM detailpre·de·tail, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for in detail
- the act of assigning personnel for a specific duty, esp a fatigue
- the personnel selected
- the duty or assignment
Word Origin for detail
Idioms and Phrases with in detail (1 of 2)
With close attention to particulars; thoroughly. For example, She explained her theory in detail. It is also put as go into detail, meaning “to investigate thoroughly,” as in You know what I mean, so I needn't go into detail. The first expression dates from about 1600, the second from the late 1800s.
Idioms and Phrases with in detail (2 of 2)
see in detail.