A detail is defined as an individual fact or feature, or is a small or minor part of something, or a small group of people assigned to a specific task.(noun)
The definition of detail is to describe or give information about something, or to clean and shine all parts of an automobile.(verb)
See detail in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr détail < the v.
Origin: Fr detailler, to cut up, tell in particulars < dé- (L de), from + tailler, to cut: see tailor
See detail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French détail
Origin: , from Old French detail, a piece cut off
Origin: , from detaillir, to cut up
Origin: : de-, de-
Origin: + tailler, taillier, to cut; see tailor.
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