3. The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected. Detail drawing, a drawing of the full size, or on a large scale, of some part of a building, machine, etc. In detail, in subdivisions; part by part; item; circumstantially; with particularity.
Synonyms: Account, relation, narrative, recital, explanation, narration.
Origin: F. Detail, fr. Detailler to cut in pieces, tell in detail; pref. De- (L. De or dis-) + tailler to cut. See Tailor.
(01 Mar 1998)
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