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noun detail pronunciation in British English /ˈdiːteɪl/
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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. 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.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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