- The definition of particular is pertaining to a specific person, thing or place, or something that is noteworthy or under immediate consideration.
- An example of particular is a certain shoe style that a woman likes.
- An example of particular is a specific statement in a legal document that needs to be reviewed.
This woman seems to like this particular shoe.
particular definition by Webster's New World
- of or belonging to a single, definite person, part, group, or thing; not general; distinct
- apart from any other; regarded separately; specific: to want a particular color
- out of the ordinary; unusual; noteworthy; special: no particular reason for going
- dealing with particulars; itemized; detailed
- not satisfied with anything considered inferior; exacting; extremely careful; fastidious
- Logic designating a proposition that deals with only some members of a class rather than all of them; not universal: “some people have red hair” is a particular proposition
Origin: Middle English particuler ; from Middle French ; from Late Latin particularis ; from Classical Latin particula, particle
- a separate and distinct individual, fact, item, or instance which may be included under a generalization; single case
- a detail; item of information; point
- Logic a particular proposition
particular definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal: has a particular preference for Chinese art.
- Separate and distinct from others of the same group, category, or nature: made an exception in this particular case.
- Worthy of note; exceptional: a piano performance of particular depth and fluidity.
- a. Of, relating to, or providing details: gave a particular description of the room.b. Attentive to or concerned with details or niceties, often excessively so; meticulous or fussy.
- Logic Encompassing some but not all of the members of a class or group. Used of a proposition.
- An individual item, fact, or detail: correct in every particular. See Synonyms at item.
- An item or detail of information or news. Often used in the plural: The police refused to divulge the particulars of the case.
- A separate case or an individual thing or instance, especially one that can be distinguished from a larger category or class. Often used in the plural: “What particulars were ambushed behind these generalizations?” (Aldous Huxley).
- Logic A particular proposition.
Origin: Middle English particuler, from Old French, from Late Latin particulāris, from Latin particula, diminutive of pars, part-, part; see part.
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