A detail is a necessary thing that requires attention.

  • Workers pay attention to details
  • Important details can’t be overlooked.
  • There was one last detail that needs to be taken care of.
  • You can’t ignore a single detail in this job.
  • What did I miss yesterday? Give me all the details. (Give me the information.)
  • Fill me in on the details. (fill me in on = provide info.)
  • There are too many details for me to remember them all.
  • The story in the newspaper described the accident in detail.
  • That’s terrible. I don’t want to hear any of the details.
  • Jose had his car professionally detailed. (To detail a car is to clean thoroughly and carefully clean it.)
  • The witness provided the police with a detailed description of the suspect in the crime. (The word "detailed" is an adjective in this sentence.)

worker at a desk It’s his job to make sure every last detail is taken care of.

In the working world, the word "detail" is often used to describe people and assignments.

  • The company wants to hire someone who is detail minded.
  • They want detail-minded individuals to work for their company.
  • This is a detailed assignment that requires your full attention.

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January 4, 2016