Definition of Particular

1. Adjective. Unique or specific to a person or thing or category. "My own special chair"

Exact synonyms: Peculiar, Special
Similar to: Specific
Derivative terms: Particularity, Specialness

2. Noun. A fact about some part (as opposed to general). "He always reasons from the particular to the general"
Exact synonyms: Specific
Generic synonyms: Fact
Antonyms: General, General

3. Adjective. Separate and distinct from others of the same group or category. "A man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"
Similar to: Specific
Derivative terms: Particularity

4. Noun. A small part that can be considered separately from the whole. "It was perfect in all details"
Exact synonyms: Detail, Item
Generic synonyms: Component, Component Part, Constituent, Part, Portion
Specialized synonyms: High Spot, Highlight
Derivative terms: Detail, Itemize

5. Adjective. Surpassing what is common or usual or expected. "What's so special about the year 2000?"
Exact synonyms: Especial, Exceptional, Special
Similar to: Uncommon
Derivative terms: Specialness

6. Noun. (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class.
Exact synonyms: Particular Proposition
Category relationships: Logic
Generic synonyms: Proposition
Antonyms: Universal, Universal Proposition

7. Adjective. First and most important. "She gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
Exact synonyms: Special
Similar to: Primary
Derivative terms: Speciality, Specialness

8. Adjective. Exacting especially about details. "Very particular about how her food was prepared"
Exact synonyms: Finical, Finicky, Fussy, Picky
Similar to: Fastidious
Derivative terms: Fuss, Fussiness

9. Adjective. Providing specific details or circumstances. "A particular description of the room"
Similar to: Careful

Definition of Particular

1. a. 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. n. 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.

Definition of Particular

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Pertaining only to a part of something; partial. ¹

2. Adjective. Specific; discrete; concrete. ¹

3. Adjective. Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Known only to an individual person or group; confidential. ¹

5. Adjective. Distinguished in some way; special (often in negative constructions). ¹

6. Adjective. (comparable) Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; precise; fastidious. ¹

7. Noun. A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) A person's own individual case. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

9. Noun. (context: now philosophy chiefly in plural) A particular case; an individual thing as opposed to a whole class. (Opposed to (term generals), (term universals).) (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

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Definition of Particular

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Medical Definition of Particular

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. "[/Make] each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine." (Shak) "Seken in every halk and every herne Particular sciences for to lerne." (Chaucer) 2. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular. "Thine own particular wrongs." "Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth." (Bacon) 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. 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. Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder. Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant. 6. 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. Particular average. See Average. Particular Baptist, one of a branch of the Baptist denomination the members of which hold the doctrine of a particular or individual election and reprobation. Particular lien, a lien, or a right to retain a thing, for some charge or claim growing out of, or connected with, that particular thing. Particular redemption, the doctrine that the purpose, act, and provisions of redemption are restricted to a limited number of the human race. See Calvinism. Synonym: Minute, individual, respective, appropriate, peculiar, especial, exact, specific, precise, critical, circumstantial. See Minute. Origin: OE. Particuler, F. Particulier, L. Particularis. See Particle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Particular

particle beam
particle board
particle boards
particle energies
particle energy
particle fluence
particle mechanics
particle physics
particle theory
particolored buckeye
particular (current term)
particular Church
particular Churches
particular integral
particular integrals

Literary usage of Particular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The particular Equivalent form. Each commodity, such as coat, tea, corn, iron, ... The bodily form of each &f these commodities figures now as a particular ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1803)
"... either fimple or complex ideas into one, as it does by the fame faculty make the complex ideas of particular ..."

3. The Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius, Meric Casaubon (1898)
"... and care of things particular, they are surely his reasonable and principal creatures, that are the proper object of his particular care and providence. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"The courts have not fixed upon any particular time as a reasonable time within which to present paper payable on demand or at eight, ..."

5. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... are none of his beft friends, fo his particular 'affections are generally his ... particular ..."

6. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Psychology as a preparation for the intelligent diagnosis of particular ... It does not follow that the particular difficulty encountered in any given case ..."

7. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Note: In this particular case: where the speaker is so self-important, it would be "I," "my," and "mine" all the time. Shakespeare carefully places the ..."

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