When you want to describe something that includes all or most details, you can use the adjective comprehensive. If you get the comprehensive treatment at a spa, it might include massage, manicure and a facial.

Comprehensive is from Latin comprehensivus, from comprehensus, the source of English comprehend. In business, comprehensive insurance is insurance that covers a broad range, offering protection against most risks of a certain type. It applies mainly to car insurance.

Definitions of comprehensive
  1. adjective
    including all or everything
    comprehensive coverage”
    “a comprehensive history of the revolution”
    “a comprehensive survey”
    “a comprehensive education”
    synonyms: overarching
    having every necessary or normal part or component or step
    across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, sweeping, wide
    broad in scope or content
    all-around, all-round, well-rounded
    occurring or extending throughout a city
    occurring or extending throughout a county
    countrywide, nationwide
    occurring or extending throughout a country or nation
    cosmopolitan, ecumenical, general, oecumenical, universal, world-wide, worldwide
    of worldwide scope or applicability
    door-to-door, house-to-house
    omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next
    encyclopaedic, encyclopedic
    broad in scope or content
    having broad power and range and scope
    providing for many things at once
    full in all respects
    spaciotemporal, spatiotemporal
    existing in both space and time; having both spatial extension and temporal duration
    occurring or extending throughout a school
    occurring or extending throughout a state
    including more than a specified category
    covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups
    applying to all or most members of a category or group
    broad, wide
    having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
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    incomprehensive, noncomprehensive
    not comprehensive
    including only a part
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  2. adjective
    broad in scope
    “a comprehensive survey of world affairs”
    including much or everything; and especially including stated limits
  3. noun
    an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    synonyms: comp, comprehensive examination
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    type of:
    exam, examination, test
    a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
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