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Particular meaning

particular - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.
  2. 2. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
  3. 3. Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.
  4. 4. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.
  5. 5. Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
  6. 6. Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
  7. 7. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.
  8. 8. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
  9. 9. Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; - opposed to universal: e. g. ( particular affirmative) Some men are wise; ( particular negative) Some men are not wise.
  10. 10. One of the details or items of grounds of claim; - usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.
  11. 11. A distinct part; single point.
  12. 12. Pertaining to a single person or thing; special; exact.

particular - examples of usage

  1. " Nothing particular, I mean. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Everybody has his own particular seat, which he is certain to find kept for him. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. I've nothing particular to do. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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