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drill down

Definition of drill down in English:

Computing Access data that is in a lower level of a hierarchically structured database: just click on a button and drill down until you find the level of detail you require [as modifier]: a drill-down menu of topics
More example sentences
  • The reporting interface is done well, and it allows you to drill down to various levels of detail.
  • If you feel, however, that the e-mail might be legit, log in to your account using the company's Web site and drill down to the personal account information page yourself.
  • Upon visiting the home page, the user types in the name of the site, rather than drilling down a hierarchy of categorized links.
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