n.1. An individual part or item; a particular.2. Particulars considered individually and in relation to a whole: careful attention to detail.3. A minor or an inconsequential item or aspect; a minutia: skipped the details to get to the main point.4. A minute or thorough treatment or account: went into detail about his travels.5.a. A discrete part or portion of a work, such as a painting, building, or decorative object, especially when considered in isolation.b. A representation of such a part or portion: a detail of a Rembrandt portrait illustrating the technique of chiaroscuro.
6.a. A small elaborated element of a work of art, craft, or design.b. Such elements considered together: the intricate detail of a rococo altarpiece.c. The rendering of artistic detail: the fine detail of the painter’s brushwork.