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Definition of Particular


  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. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
  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.
  6. Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
  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.
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Particular Translations

particular in Afrikaans is spesiaal, afsonderlik
particular in Dutch is afzonderlijk, afgezonderd
particular in Finnish is eri
particular in German is Einzelheit, einzelne, besonders
particular in Italian is extra, vale a dire
particular in Latin is proprius
particular in Norwegian is spesiell
particular in Spanish is peculiar, especial, se alado, es que
particular in Swedish is speciell, detalj