At times, I am reluctant to use the word 'detail' simply because I actually don't want any detail.
Say, I just need dates of account opening and closure. That's it! How do I express it?
You just need some _________ like dates of your account
Sir, before I proceed, I need few ________ about yourself. Your name, and age.
Lost phone? Okay, tell me _________ like which company it was of and what was the IMEI number?
Now, in above all blanks the word 'things' works perfectly. But calling those all things 'thing' seems down to me!
On the other hand, 'details' means more, much...in content. Asking just two stuff or things is asking for the details? I'm not sure.
Is there any word that can replace detail if the required thing is NOT actually in detail but just one or two in number.
Note: I could think of using the word 'brief,' but as in the dictionaries, it does not fit here. In fact, to my surprise, brief, at times, is detailing!