details

[ noun dih-teyl, dee-teyl; verb dih-teyl or for 13, dee-teyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF details
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETAILS

His grasp of details delighted Uncle Peter and surprised Coplen.

When he entered he had only to pause a moment before he had all the details clearly in mind.

In the beginning it was incredulous about some of the details.

When the details were explained to him Mike declared, emphatically, that some one had got at the mare.

There are other details I might mention—that cane, for instance—but let it pass.

The little points are all pretty, he thought, and it is the details that count in the long run.

All the details of construction are shown in the accompanying illustration.

Kingozi could not make out the details of their appearance: only their eyeballs shining.

Neither will they be sticklers as to details in religious millinery.

There are few to whom the details of that fell scene are not familiar.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from French détailler "cut up in pieces; narrate in particulars," from Old French detaillier, from detail (see detail (n.)). Related: Detailed; detailing.

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