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 for Detail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Detail \De"tail\ (d[=e]"t[=a]l or d[-e]*t[=a]l"; 277), n. [F.
     d['e]tail, fr. d['e]tailler to cut in pieces, tell in detail;
     pref. d['e]- (L. de or dis-) + tailler to cut. See Tailor.]
     1. A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an
        item; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a
        scheme or transaction.
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              The details of the campaign in Italy. --Motley.
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     2. A narrative which relates minute points; an account which
        dwells on particulars.
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     3. (Mil.) The selection for a particular service of a person
        or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so
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     4. (Arch. & Mach.)
        (a) A minor part, as, in a building, the cornice, caps of
            the buttresses, capitals of the columns, etc., or
            (called larger details) a porch, a gable with its
            windows, a pavilion, or an attached tower.
        (b) A detail drawing.
     Detail drawing, a drawing of the full size, or on a large
        scale, of some part of a building, machine, etc.
     In detail, in subdivisions; part by part; item by item;
        circumstantially; with particularity.
     Syn: Account; relation; narrative; recital; explanation;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Detail \De"tail\ (d[-e]*t[=a]l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Detailed; p. pr. & vb. n. Detailing.] [Cf. F.
     d['e]tailler to cut up in pieces, tell in detail. See
     Detail, n.]
     1. To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report
        minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he
        detailed all the facts in due order.
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     2. (Mil.) To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as
        an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
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     3. To provide with fine or intricate added decoration.
     Syn: Detail, Detach.
     Usage: Detail respects the act of individualizing the person
            or body that is separated; detach, the removing for
            the given end or object.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the
           whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of
           information" [syn: detail, item, point]
      2: a small part that can be considered separately from the
         whole; "it was perfect in all details" [syn: detail,
         particular, item]
      3: extended treatment of particulars; "the essay contained too
         much detail"
      4: a crew of workers selected for a particular task; "a detail
         was sent to remove the fallen trees"
      5: a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes
         one British contingent" [syn: contingent, detail]
      v 1: provide details for
      2: assign to a specific task; "The ambulances were detailed to
         the fire station"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  325 Moby Thesaurus words for "detail":
     KP, accredit, accuracy, add up, adduce, adjunct, age group,
     allocate, allot, amplify, anatomize, appoint, appropriate to,
     appurtenance, army, army group, article, aspect, assign, assign to,
     atomize, attention to detail, authorize, background,
     background detail, band, battalion, battery, battle group, bevy,
     block out, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, case, cast, cast up,
     catalogue, charge, charter, cipher up, circumstance,
     circumstantiality, circumstantiate, cite, clique, cohort, column,
     combat command, combat team, commission, commit, company,
     complement, complete, component, comprehensively,
     conscientiousness, consign, constituent, contents, contingent,
     corps, correctness, coterie, count, count up, covey, crew,
     criticality, criticalness, cross section, crowd, datum,
     decorative composition, decorative style, delegate, delicacy,
     delineate, depute, deputize, descant, descend to particulars,
     design, destine, detach, detachment, details, develop, devolute,
     devolve, devolve upon, dilate, division, document, dole, duty,
     earmark, elaborate, element, empower, enlarge, enlarge upon,
     enter into detail, entrust, enumerate, evolve, exactingness,
     exactitude, exactness, exhaustively, expand, expatiate, explicate,
     exquisiteness, facet, fact, faction, factor, fate, fatigue,
     feature, field army, field train, figure, figure up, file,
     finicality, finicalness, finickiness, finickingness, fixings,
     fleet, flying column, foil, foot up, foreground detail, form,
     fraction, fussiness, gang, garrison, give full particulars,
     give in charge, go into, group, grouping, groupment, in detail,
     in-group, incidental, individualize, ingredient, inside out,
     installment, instance, integrant, inventory, item, item by item,
     itemize, junta, kitchen police, labor, legion, license, list, lot,
     make assignments, makings, maniple, mark off, mark out for, matter,
     meticulousness, minor detail, minuteness, minutia, minutiae,
     mission, mob, motif, movement, name, national style, niceness,
     niceties, nicety, number, ordain, organization, ornamental motif,
     out-group, outfit, outline, pack, parcel, parse, part,
     part and parcel, particular, particularity, particularize,
     particularly, particularness, particulars, party, pattern,
     peculiarize, peer group, percentage, perfectly, period style,
     personalize, phalanx, platoon, point, portion, portion off, posse,
     post, precise, preciseness, precisianism, precision,
     punctiliousness, punctuality, quadrant, quarter, quota,
     random sample, rank, recap, recapitulate, recite, reckon up,
     recount, refinement, regard, regiment, rehearse,
     rehearse in extenso, relate, relate at large, remainder,
     repeated figure, reserve, resolve, respect, restrict, restrict to,
     rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, salon, sample, sampling, scan,
     schedule, schematize, score up, scrupulosity, scrupulousness,
     section, sector, segment, send, send out, set, set apart,
     set aside, set off, setting, share, specialize, specialty,
     specific, specifically, specifics, specify, spell out, squad,
     squadron, stable, stipulate, strictness, string, style,
     subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, substantiate, subtlety, sum,
     sum up, summarize, summate, tabulate, tactical unit, tag, tally up,
     task force, team, technicalities, technicality, theme, thing,
     thoroughly, tot up, total, total up, tote up, touch, train,
     transfer, tribe, troop, troupe, unfold, unit, warrant, wing,
     work out

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