2009年2月19日 星期四

detail/ detailing, divulge



A Swiss Bank Is Set to Open Its Secret Files

UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, has agreed to divulge the names of well-heeled Americans suspected of using offshore accounts at the bank to evade taxes. 協助美國客戶逃稅 瑞銀被罰7.8億美元


detail
(INFORMATION) Show phonetics
noun
1 [C] a single piece of information or fact about something:
She insisted on telling me every single detail of what they did to her in hospital.
We don't know the full/precise details of the story yet.
She refused to disclose/divulge any details about/of the plan.

2 [U] the small features of something that you only notice when you look carefully:
I was just admiring the detail in the doll's house - even the tins of food have labels on them.
It's his eye for (= ability to notice) detail that distinguishes him as a painter.

3 [C] an unimportant part of something:
As far as Tony's concerned, he's getting that car and finding the money to pay for it is just a detail.

details Show phonetics
plural noun
information about someone or something:
Can I have your details (= name and address, etc.), please?
I've sent off for the details of a job I saw advertised in the paper.
A police officer took down the details of what happened.

detail Show phonetics
verb [T]
to describe something completely, giving all the facts:
[+ question word] Can you produce a report detailing what we've spent on the project so far?

detailed Show phonetics
adjective
giving a lot of information with many details:
A witness gave a detailed description of the man.


detail (ORDER) Show phonetics
verb [T + to infinitive; often passive]
to order someone, often a small group of soldiers or workers, to perform a particular duty:
Four soldiers were detailed to check the road for troops.

detail Show phonetics
group noun [C]
a group of people who have been given a particular duty

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


這在建築上是專名 不過竟然在1970年還有另外新應用
Main Entry:
de·tail·ing Listen to the pronunciation of detailing
Pronunciation:
\ˈdē-ˌtāl-iŋ\
Function:
noun
Date:
1970
: the act or process of meticulously cleaning and refurbishing an automobile

divulge PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
verb [T]
to make something secret known:
Journalists do not divulge their sources.
[+ question word] The managing director refused to divulge how much she earned.

de・tail


,
━━ n. 細部事項; 詳細; 詳説; 【軍】分遣(隊), 選抜(隊).
go into detail(s) 詳しく述べる.
in detail 詳しく; 項目ごとに; 細かな点で.
━━ vt. 詳述する; 詳細にリストアップする; 【軍】選抜[特派]する.
detail drawing 【コンピュータ】(建築物・機械などの)詳細図.
de・tailed ━━ a. 詳細な.
detailed balance 【物】詳細つり合い[平衡].
detail file 【コンピュータ】明細ファイル.




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