[per-tik-yuh-ler, puh-tik-] /pərˈtɪk yə lər, pəˈtɪk-/
of or relating to a single or specific person, thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than general:
one’s particular interests in books.
immediately present or under consideration; in this specific instance or place:
Look at this particular clause in the contract.
distinguished or different from others or from the ordinary; noteworthy; marked; unusual:
She sang with particular warmth at last evening’s concert.
exceptional or especial:
Take particular pains with this job.
being such in an exceptional degree:
a particular friend of mine.
dealing with or giving details, as an account or description, of a person; detailed; minute.
exceptionally selective, attentive, or exacting; fastidious; fussy:
to be particular about one’s food.
an individual or distinct part, as an item of a list or enumeration.
Usually, particulars. specific points, details, or circumstances:
to give an investigator the particulars of a case.
Logic. an individual or a specific group within a general class.
in particular, particularly; specifically; especially:
There is one book in particular that may help you.
(prenominal) of or belonging to a single or specific person, thing, category, etc; specific; special: the particular demands of the job, no particular reason
(prenominal) exceptional or marked: a matter of particular importance
(prenominal) relating to or providing specific details or circumstances: a particular account
exacting or difficult to please, esp in details; fussy
(of the solution of a differential equation) obtained by giving specific values to the arbitrary constants in a general equation
(logic) (of a proposition) affirming or denying something about only some members of a class of objects, as in some men are not wicked Compare universal (sense 10)
(property law) denoting an estate that precedes the passing of the property into ultimate ownership See also remainder (sense 3), reversion (sense 4)
a separate distinct item that helps to form a generalization: opposed to general
(often pl) an item of information; detail: complete in every particular
(logic) another name for individual (sense 7a)
(philosophy) an individual object, as contrasted with a universal See universal (sense 12b)
in particular, especially, particularly, or exactly
late 14c., “pertaining to a single thing or person,” from Old French particuler (14c., Modern French particulier) and directly from Late Latin particularis “of a part, concerning a small part,” from Latin particula “particle” (see particle). Sense of “precise, exacting” first recorded 1814.
“a part or section of a whole,” late 14c., from particular (adj.). Particulars “small details of statement” is from c.1600.
see: in particular
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