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Synonyms for detail

Synonyms for detail

an individually considered portion of a whole

one of the conditions or facts attending an event and having some bearing on it

a small, often specialized element of a whole

a unit of troops on special assignment

Synonyms

to make specific

Synonyms for detail

an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

extended treatment of particulars

a crew of workers selected for a particular task

Related Words

assign to a specific task

References in classic literature ?
I am trying to be as lucid as I can in presenting this obscure matter to you without details.
Similarly the story of the Argonauts appears from the fragments (37-42) to have been told in some detail.
As the journals, on which I chiefly depended, had been kept by men of business, intent upon the main object of the enterprise, and but little versed in science, or curious about matters not immediately bearing upon their interest, and as they were written often in moments of fatigue or hurry, amid the inconveniences of wild encampments, they were often meagre in their details, furnishing hints to provoke rather than narratives to satisfy inquiry.
And with an air of spite, which he did not dissemble: "I am unacquainted with these details, will you guarantee their authenticity, monsieur?
And, in so far as he could direct, he varied not one jot from the details of that vividly conceived masterpiece of hellishness during the twenty years which followed.
My friend was in excellent spirits over the success which had attended a succession of difficult and important cases, so that I was able to induce him to discuss the details of the Baskerville mystery.
The idea of using her as a decoy was clearly already in his mind, though he may not have been certain how the details of his plot were to be arranged.
Mortimer, and he was told by the latter all details about the arrival of Henry Baskerville.
My hardships were not so great as you imagined, though such trifling details must never interfere with the investigation of a case.
But it should always be remembered that truth is quite as much a matter of general spirit and impression as of literal accuracy in details of fact.
From the unorganized material thus brought clearly to the author's consciousness Imagination next selects the details which can be turned to present use, and proceeds to combine them, uniting scattered traits and incidents, perhaps from widely different sources, into new characters, stories, scenes, and ideas.
Does he produce his impressions by full enumeration of details, or by emphasis on prominent or characteristic details?
It aims to express the inner truth or central principles of things, without anxiety for minor details, and it is by nature largely intellectual in quality, though not by any means to the exclusion of emotion.
Well," said he, "I have done enough to demonstrate the correctness of my details.
But, taken for all in all, by far the finest, though in some details not the most correct, presentations of whales and whaling scenes to be anywhere found, are two large French engravings, well executed, and taken from paintings by one Garnery.