Definitions for particular

Definitions for (noun) particular

Main entry: particular, specific

Definition: a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

Usage: he always reasons from the particular to the general

Main entry: particular, particular proposition

Definition: (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class

Main entry: particular, item, detail

Definition: a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

Usage: it was perfect in all details

Definitions for (adj) particular

Main entry: particular

Definition: providing specific details or circumstances

Usage: a particular description of the room

Main entry: especial, exceptional, special, particular

Definition: surpassing what is common or usual or expected

Usage: he paid especial attention to her; exceptional kindness; a matter of particular and unusual importance; a special occasion; a special reason to confide in her; what's so special about the year 2000?

Main entry: particular, fussy, finical, finicky, picky

Definition: exacting especially about details

Usage: a finicky eater; fussy about clothes; very particular about how her food was prepared

Main entry: special, particular, peculiar

Definition: unique or specific to a person or thing or category

Usage: the particular demands of the job; has a particular preference for Chinese art; a peculiar bond of sympathy between them; an expression peculiar to Canadians; rights peculiar to the rich; the special features of a computer; my own special chair

Main entry: particular

Definition: separate and distinct from others of the same group or category

Usage: interested in one particular artist; a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him

Main entry: particular, special

Definition: first and most important

Usage: his special interest is music; she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work

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