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noun     detail pronunciation in American English
/dɪˈteɪl/    detail pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] one of many small facts or pieces of information relating to a situation

    They knew everything about me, down to the last detail.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a fact that is not important

      Don’t worry too much about the details.

  2. 2


    [plural] information
    further/full details:

    For further details contact Sam Davis.

    Full details are available from the following address.

    1. a.
      information that you provide about yourself, for example your name and address

      Please enter your details below.

    2. b.
      information about something that is for sale, especially a house

      It doesn’t mention a garage in the details.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] all the small aspects or features that something has, especially when they are difficult to notice
    attention to detail:

    Attention to detail is important in this job.

    an eye for detail:

    She has an incredibly good eye for detail (=ability to notice detail).

  4. 4
    [countable] a small part of something such as a painting or photograph, especially when shown separately from the rest of it

    The cover shows a detail from a Victorian painting.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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