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detail

Art a small or accessory section or element in a painting, building, statue, etc., esp when considered in isolation

detail

A small or secondary part of a painting, statue, building, or other work of art, especially when considered or represented in isolation.
See also: Design drawing

Detail

 

(Russian nariad ), a subunit or group of military servicemen in a military unit, on a ship, or in a garrison who are appointed to stand routine garrison, guard, or garrison duty or to perform various administrative jobs. Standard details are assigned for 24 hours, whereas administrative and other jobs are for periods determined by the commander.

detail

[′dē‚tāl]
(graphic arts)
The extent to which image elements that are close together can be individually distinguished.

detail

1. A minor section of an architectural design or concept.
2. A drawing, at a larger scale, of a part of another drawing, indicating in detail the design, location, composition, and correlation of the elements and materials shown.
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Quickly her eyes ran round the interior of the tent, taking in every detail of its equipment and contents.
A week spent among the Pamarung Islands disclosed no suitable site for the professor's camp, nor was it until they had cruised up the coast several miles north of the equator and Cape Santang that they found a tiny island a few miles off the coast opposite the mouth of a small river--an island which fulfilled in every detail their requirements.
The gods are classified chronologically: as soon as one generation is catalogued, the poet goes on to detail the offspring of each member of that generation.
I will not even allude to the many heart-sickening atrocities which I authentically heard of; -- nor would I have mentioned the above revolting details, had I not met with several people, so blinded by the constitutional gaiety of the negro as to speak of slavery as a tolerable evil.
She, his Dolly, forever fussing and worrying over household details, and limited in her ideas, as he considered, was sitting perfectly still with the letter in her hand, looking at him with an expression of horror, despair, and indignation.
And when they had arranged the details, and he had agreed that she should dance some of the dances with the other fellows, and said good night again, his hand closed more tightly on hers and drew her toward him.
He spoke with a studious fidelity to a parenthetical manner, into which every little fact - that is, every detail - fitted with delightful ease.
My eyes were upon the loser of this duel when he got his last and vanquishing wound--it was in his face and it carried away his--but no matter, I must not enter into details.
If any question is depending in a State legislature respecting one of the counties, which demands a knowledge of local details, how is it acquired?
By the side of Andrea was stationed the lawyer who was to conduct his defence, and who had been appointed by the court, for Andrea disdained to pay any attention to those details, to which he appeared to attach no importance.
The maliciousness of the cardinal did not leave much for the ambassador to say; nevertheless, the word "restoration" had struck the king, who, addressing the comte, upon whom his eyes had been fixed since his entrance, -- "Monsieur," said he, "will you have the kindness to give us some details concerning the affairs of England.
From those early impressions, the grand enterprise of the great fur companies, and the hazardous errantry of their associates in the wild parts of our vast continent, have always been themes of charmed interest to me; and I have felt anxious to get at the details of their adventurous expeditions among the savage tribes that peopled the depths of the wilderness.