Particular meaning

pər-tĭkyə-lər, pə-tĭk-
An individual item, fact, or detail.

The two schools are similar in every particular. The police refused to divulge the particulars of the case.

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Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal.

She did not have a particular café in mind for their get-together.

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Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional.

An area known for its particular style of architecture.

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Encompassing some but not all of the members of a class or group. Used of a proposition.
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A particular proposition.
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Of or belonging to a single, definite person, part, group, or thing; not general; distinct.
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Apart from any other; regarded separately; specific.

To rummage for a particular earring.

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Out of the ordinary; unusual; noteworthy; special.

No particular reason for going.

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Not satisfied with anything considered inferior; exacting; extremely careful; fastidious.
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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.

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A separate and distinct individual, fact, item, or instance which may be included under a generalization; single case.
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A detail; item of information; point.
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A particular proposition.
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I couldn't find the particular model you asked for, but I hope this one will do.

We knew it was named after John Smith, but nobody knows which particular John Smith.

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Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.

I don't appreciate your particular brand of cynicism.

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Distinguished in some way; special (often in negative constructions).

My five favorite places are, in no particular order, New York, Chicago, Paris, San Francisco and London.

I didn't have any particular interest in the book.

He brought no particular news.

She was the particular belle of the party.

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(comparable) Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; precise; fastidious.

He is very particular about his food and if it isn't cooked to perfection he will send it back.

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Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise.

A full and particular account of an accident.

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(law) Containing a part only; limited.

A particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.

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(law) Holding a particular estate.

A particular tenant.

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(logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject.

A particular proposition, opposed to "universal", e.g. (particular affirmative) "Some men are wise"; (particular negative) "Some men are not wise".

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A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point. [from 15th c.]
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Whole Duty of Man.

Temporal blessings, whether such as concern the public [...] or such as concern our particular.

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(now philosophy, chiefly in plural) A particular case; an individual thing as opposed to a whole class. (Opposed to generals, universals.) [from 17th c.]
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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.

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Dealing with particulars; itemized; detailed.
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  • Particularly; especially:.
    The children enjoyed the zoo; in particular, they liked the monkeys.
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in particular
  • Particularly; especially.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of particular

  • Middle English particuler from Old French from Late Latin particulāris from Latin particula diminutive of pars part- part part

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman particuler, Middle French particuler, particulier, and their source, Late Latin particularis (“partial; separate, individual"), from Latin particula (“(small) part"). Compare particle.

    From Wiktionary