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NOUN (3)

1. a fact about some part (as opposed to general);
- Example: "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
[syn: particular, specific]

2. a small part that can be considered separately from the whole;
- Example: "it was perfect in all details"
[syn: detail, particular, item]

3. (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class;
[syn: particular, particular proposition]


ADJECTIVE (6)

1. unique or specific to a person or thing or category;
- Example: "the particular demands of the job"
- Example: "has a particular preference for Chinese art"
- Example: "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"
- Example: "an expression peculiar to Canadians"
- Example: "rights peculiar to the rich"
- Example: "the special features of a computer"
- Example: "my own special chair"
[syn: particular(a), peculiar(a), special(a)]

2. separate and distinct from others of the same group or category;
- Example: "interested in one particular artist"
- Example: "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"

3. surpassing what is common or usual or expected;
- Example: "he paid especial attention to her"
- Example: "exceptional kindness"
- Example: "a matter of particular and unusual importance"
- Example: "a special occasion"
- Example: "a special reason to confide in her"
- Example: "what's so special about the year 2000?"
[syn: especial(a), exceptional, particular(a), special]

4. first and most important;
- Example: "his special interest is music"
- Example: "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
[syn: particular, special]

5. exacting especially about details;
- Example: "a finicky eater"
- Example: "fussy about clothes"
- Example: "very particular about how her food was prepared"
[syn: finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky]

6. providing specific details or circumstances;
- Example: "a particular description of the room"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Particular \Par*tic"u*lar\, a. [OE. particuler, F. particulier, L. particularis. See Particle.] 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [Make] each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Seken in every halk and every herne Particular sciences for to lerne. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 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." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 5. (Law) (a) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder. (b) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 6. (Logic) 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. [1913 Webster] Particular average. See under 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 (Law), 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Minute; individual; respective; appropriate; peculiar; especial; exact; specific; precise; critical; circumstantial. See Minute. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Particular \Par*tic"u*lar\, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Particulars which it is not lawful for me to reveal. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] It is the greatest interest of particulars to advance the good of the community. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For his particular I'll receive him gladly. --Shak. [1913 Webster] If the particulars of each person be considered. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Temporal blessings, whether such as concern the public . . . or such as concern our particular. --Whole Duty of Man. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) 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. [1913 Webster] The reader has a particular of the books wherein this law was written. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] Bill of particulars. See under Bill. In particular, specially; specifically; peculiarly; particularly; especially. "This, in particular, happens to the lungs." --Blackmore. To go into particulars, to relate or describe in detail or minutely. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

particular adj 1: unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "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" [syn: particular(a), peculiar(a), special(a)] 2: separate and distinct from others of the same group or category; "interested in one particular artist"; "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him" 3: surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "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?" [syn: especial(a), exceptional, particular(a), special] 4: first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work" [syn: particular, special] 5: exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared" [syn: finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky] 6: providing specific details or circumstances; "a particular description of the room" n 1: a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general" [syn: particular, specific] [ant: general] 2: a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details" [syn: detail, particular, item] 3: (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class [syn: particular, particular proposition] [ant: universal, universal proposition]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

245 Moby Thesaurus words for "particular": absolute, accurate, adjunct, adoptive, adventure, appointive, appropriate, article, aspect, attentive, blow-by-blow, brass tacks, careful, case, categorical, censorious, certain, characteristic, choicy, choosing, choosy, circumstance, citation, classificational, classificatory, close, component, concrete, conscientious, constituent, contingent, correct, count, critical, cross reference, cross section, dainty, datum, defined, defining, definite, delicate, demanding, demonstration, denominative, detachment, detail, detailed, determinate, different, differential, discrete, discriminating, discriminative, distinct, distinctive, distinguished, distributional, distributive, division, divisional, divisionary, dole, eclectic, elective, electoral, element, episode, equal, esoteric, especial, especially, essential facts, essentials, even stephen, event, exact, exacting, exactly, example, exceptional, exemplification, exigent, experience, express, exquisite, extraordinary, facet, fact, factor, fastidious, fifty-fifty, fine, fine point, finical, finicking, finicky, fixed, fraction, full, fussy, half, half-and-half, halvers, hap, happening, happenstance, hypercritical, illustration, in particular, incident, incidental, individual, information, inner, installment, instance, intimate, isolated, item, itemized, lone, marked, matter, matter of fact, meticulous, minor detail, minute, minutia, minutiae, narrow, nice, notable, noteworthy, occasion, occurrence, one, only, ordinal, outstanding, painstaking, parcel, part, particular, particularized, particularly, particulars, peculiar, per capita, per head, percentage, perfectionistic, pernickety, persnickety, personal, phenomenon, picayune, picky, point, portion, precise, precisely, precisianistic, precisionistic, priggish, private, pro rata, proportional, proportionate, prorated, prudish, punctilious, punctual, puristic, puritanic, quadrant, quarter, quota, quotation, random sample, reality, reference, refined, regard, religious, remainder, remarkable, respect, respective, rigid, rigorous, sample, sampling, scrupulous, scrutinizing, section, sector, segment, selecting, selective, sensitive, separate, several, share, single, singular, sole, solipsistic, solitary, special, speciality, specially, specific, specifically, strict, subdivision, subdivisional, subgroup, subspecies, subtle, taxonomic, the concrete, the data, the details, the dope, the facts, the individual, the information, the particular, the particulars, the picture, the scoop, the score, the special, the specific, the specifics, the unique, the whole story, thing, thorough, turn of events, typal, typical, unique, unusual
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PARTICULAR, LIEN, contracts. A right which a person has to retain property in respect of money or labor expended on such particular property. For example, when a tailor has made garments out of cloth delivered to him for the purpose, he is not bound to part with the clothes until his employer, has paid him for his services; nor a ship carpenter with a ship which he has repaired; nor can an engraver be compelled to deliver the seal which he has engraved for another, until his compensation has been paid. 2 Roll. Ab. 92; 3 M. & S. 167; 14 Pick. 332; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2514. Vide Lien.