detail is part of the Basic English 850.
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detail is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
detail

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
detail

Plural
details

 
The coloured marks around the letters are details
  1. (countable) A detail is a small part of something that is not as important as the whole thing.
    I've written a book, but I still need to change some details in it.
    Writing your name at the top of the page is a small detail, but it's important.
    This is a very clear picture. You can see every detail.
  2. A detail is a job or duty.
    He's on floor-cleaning detail today.

VerbEdit

Plain form
detail

Third-person singular
details

Past tense
detailed

Past participle
detailed

Present participle
detailing

  1. When someone details something, they tell all the details about it, or record the details.
    Would you please detail this project for me?