What is the opposite of detail?

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Noun
Opposite of an individual fact or item
“My intention is to encourage the reader to focus on the entirety of the text and to open up the reader's reflection on the dialogue.”
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Opposite of a less significant item or fact
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Opposite of the state or characteristic of being precise or meticulous
“It's obvious that this shoddy work was carried out with carelessness.”
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Opposite of a small detachment of troops or police officers assigned with a special duty
“The two combat teams must fight as independent units until better visibility permits the corporal to regain direction and control of the squad as a whole.”
Noun
Opposite of a group of troops, aircraft, or ships sent away on a separate mission
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Opposite of a small individual part of something larger
“His sentence isn't necessarily a precedent for the generality of other cases of corruption.”
Noun
Opposite of information, typically having military, political or commercial value
“Where did we get this misinformation relating to the whereabouts of our targets?”
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Opposite of a small distinctive detail or feature
“On his way into the forest, Kevin found a blemish on the otherwise pristine carpet of snow.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "specifics") Opposite of a distinguishing piece of information
“At this stage, I can only provide a statement of generality for this case.”
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Opposite of a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event
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Opposite of a task or piece of work allocated to someone as part of a job or course of study
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Opposite of a subdivision of a larger military grouping
Noun
Opposite of the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
“Most users click the introduction link, further validating the uselessness of flash screens.”
Noun
Opposite of a particular aspect or feature of something
Noun
Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
“His hands had been in his pockets, and he looked like he was up to no good, but, in reality, he was up to nothing.”
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Opposite of a group of people or animals of a particular kind
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Opposite of an organized activity involving a number of people
Noun
Opposite of a fine or subtle detail or distinction
Noun
Opposite of an element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change
“The world is always changing, and that is the one constant we can be sure of.”
Noun
Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
“They've dropped the cowardice charges, but he's going to be charged with dereliction of duty.”
Noun
Opposite of a person carrying information to another
Noun
Opposite of an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment
“The author intends for her next book to be a blend of fiction as well as non-fiction.”
Noun
Opposite of knowledge about a given topic
“The witness refuses to cooperate and what transpired remains a mystery.”
Noun
Opposite of reports of recent events or facts
“Please refrain from spreading misinformation on the demonstrations outside the embassy.”
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(usually "facts") Opposite of information or data which cannot be controverted
“You must make a determination based on the facts, rather than your personal feeling about the case.”
Noun
Opposite of element
Verb
Opposite of to provide full information about
“While the doctor may restrict disclosure in order to help the patient, it is not allowable to withhold information regarding risks out of getting the patient to accept treatment.”
Verb
(typically military) Opposite of to assign (someone) to a specific task
“Individuals who are released following their last hearing must undergo the administrative procedures that formally dismiss the soldier from the military.”
Verb
Opposite of to state explicitly
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Opposite of to specify or require as a condition
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Opposite of to select for a given role or responsibility
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Opposite of to create or add details to a basic outline or structure
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Opposite of to give an enumerated account of
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Opposite of to give a detailed account in words of
“He would deliberately obfuscate his recollection of what had transpired that day to the authorities.”
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Opposite of to explain something clearly and carefully
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Opposite of to prepare something in advance
“The coach was out of ideas and it was now up the players to get creative and improvise.”
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Opposite of to say as a further remark
“He would conceal a secret and take it to his grave.”
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Opposite of to put in writing
“I would appreciate it if you could just allow me twenty minutes to read the newspaper this morning.”
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Opposite of to be about
“The news report would ignore the recent reform bill.”
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Opposite of to tell, publish or report on information
“Rose refused to suppress or be quiet about her outrage.”
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Opposite of to give an enumerated account of
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Opposite of to create a list or enumerated account of
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Opposite of to provide an explanation, interpretation, or paraphrase for (a text, word, etc.)
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Opposite of to report on in published media
“Instead of promoting justice in the case, his reaction, along with a group of newspaper editors, has been to suppress information about the case.”
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Opposite of to establish or stipulate as a previous condition
“Is the contract rigid enough to prevent any deviations from our agreement?”
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Opposite of to mention as an example or reference
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Opposite of to make a record of
“Make sure you delete any duplicates as this will affect the database.”
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Opposite of to design, organize or arrange something in a methodical manner
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Opposite of to place or transfer someone to a given location or position
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Opposite of to assign to a specified place for a particular purpose, especially a military one
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