Detail

De"tail

(d*tl"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detailed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Detailing.] [Cf. F. dtailler 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.
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Syn. -- Detail, Detach. 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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