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Definition of Particular

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.

Particular Quotations

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Dalai Lama

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.
Mark Twain

Rumi Quote
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Rumi

I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.
Nelson Mandela

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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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

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