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.)
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