[pur-suh-nl] /ˈpɜr sə nl/
of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private:
a personal opinion.
relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; one’s personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”.
intended for use by one person:
a personal car.
referring or directed to a particular person in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, usually involving character, behavior, appearance, etc.:
making personal remarks or attacks:
to become personal in a dispute.
done, carried out, held, etc., in person:
a personal interview.
pertaining to or characteristic of a person or self-conscious being:
That is my personal belief.
of the nature of an individual rational being.
pertaining to the body, clothing, or appearance:
provided for one’s discretionary use:
Employees are allowed 15 vacation days and two personal days.
Law. of or relating to personal property:
of or relating to the private aspects of a person’s life: personal letters, a personal question
(prenominal) of or relating to a person’s body, its care, or its appearance: personal hygiene, great personal beauty
belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else: as a personal favour, for your personal use
(prenominal) undertaken by an individual himself: a personal appearance by a celebrity
referring to, concerning, or involving a person’s individual personality, intimate affairs, etc, esp in an offensive way: personal remarks, don’t be so personal
having the attributes of an individual conscious being: a personal God
of or arising from the personality: personal magnetism
of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person
(law) of or relating to movable property, such as money Compare real1 (sense 8)
(law) an item of movable property
late 14c., “pertaining to the self,” from Old French personal (12c., Modern French personnel), from Late Latin personalis “pertaining to a person,” from Latin persona (see person). Meaning “aimed at some particular person” (usually in a hostile manner) first attested 1610s. The noun sense of “newspaper item about private matters” is attested from 1888. As “a classified ad addressed to an individual,” it is recorded from 1861. Personal computer is from 1976.
[per-spek-tiv] /pərˈspɛk tɪv/ noun 1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface. Compare , . 2. a picture employing this technique, especially one in which it is prominent: an architect’s perspective of a house. 3. a visible scene, especially one extending to a distance; vista: a perspective on the main […]
[per-swey-siv, -ziv] /pərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv/ adjective 1. able, fitted, or intended to : a very persuasive argument. noun 2. something that ; inducement. /pəˈsweɪsɪv/ adjective 1. having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuade: a persuasive salesman adj. 1580s, from Middle French persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin persuas-, past participle stem […]
[pur-tn-uh nt] /ˈpɜr tn ənt/ adjective 1. or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant: pertinent details. /ˈpɜːtɪnənt/ adjective 1. relating to the matter at hand; relevant adj. late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) “pertaining,” present participle of pertinere “to […]
[per-vey-siv] /pərˈveɪ sɪv/ adjective 1. spread throughout: The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business. /pɜːˈveɪsɪv/ adjective 1. pervading or tending to pervade adj. 1750, from Latin pervas-, past participle stem of pervadere (see pervade) + -ive.