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minute detail

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  • minute detail —  The two words not only are tautological, but also have a kind of deadening effect on any passage in which they appear, as here: Samples of the shards were brought back to the college, where they were studied in minute detail. Why not just say… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • minute detail —    The two words are not only tautological, but also have a kind of deadening effect on any passage in which they appear, as here: Samples of the shards were brought back to the college, where they were studied in minute detail (USA Today). Why… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • detail — I n. small part minute treatment 1) to bring up, cite details 2) to go into detail; to fill in, furnish (the) details 3) essential, important; (a) graphic, gruesome, harrowing, lurid, revolting, sordid, unsavory; meticulous, microscopic, minute;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • minute — 1 / mInit/ noun (C) 1 TIME one of the 60 parts into which an hour is divided: It takes me ten minutes to walk to work. | The train arrived at four minutes past eight. 2 at the last minute at the last possible time, just before it is too late:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • minute — min|ute1 [ mınıt ] noun *** 1. ) count a period of 60 seconds. There are 60 minutes in one hour: I ll meet you downstairs in ten minutes. We waited until twenty minutes to ten, then left. Thompson scored again in the final minutes of the game. a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • minute — I UK [ˈmɪnɪt] / US noun Word forms minute : singular minute plural minutes *** 1) [countable] a period of 60 seconds. There are 60 minutes in one hour I ll meet you downstairs in ten minutes. We waited until twenty minutes to ten, then left.… …   English dictionary

  • minute — min|ute1 W1S1 [ˈmınıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2 the last minute 3 by the minute 4 love/enjoy/hate etc every minute (of something) 5 within minutes 6 a minute 7 in a minute 8 wait a minute/just a minute/hold on a minute/hang on a minute …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • minute — I noun 1) it ll only take a minute Syn: moment, short time, little while, second, instant; informal sec, jiff, jiffy, flash 2) at that minute, Tony walked in Syn: point, point in time, moment …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • minute — I noun 1) it ll only take a minute Syn: moment, short time, little while, second, instant; informal sec, jiffy; Brit.; informal tick, mo, two ticks 2) at that minute, Tony walked in Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • Detail — De tail (d[=e] t[=a]l or d[ e]*t[=a]l ; 277), n. [F. d[ e]tail, fr. d[ e]tailler to cut in pieces, tell in detail; pref. d[ e] (L. de or dis ) + tailler to cut. See {Tailor}.] 1. A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detail drawing — Detail De tail (d[=e] t[=a]l or d[ e]*t[=a]l ; 277), n. [F. d[ e]tail, fr. d[ e]tailler to cut in pieces, tell in detail; pref. d[ e] (L. de or dis ) + tailler to cut. See {Tailor}.] 1. A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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