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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  [/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.''  --Shak. 
 
  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.  (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. 
 
  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. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  Syn:  Minute;  individual;  respective;  appropriate;  peculiar; 
  especial;  exact;  specific;  precise;  critical; 
  circumstantial.  See  {Minute}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Particulars  which  it  is  not  lawful  for  me  to  reveal. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  It  is  the  greatest  interest  of  particulars  to 
  advance  the  good  of  the  community.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  Special  or  personal  peculiarity,  trait,  or  character; 
  individuality;  interest,  etc  [Obs.] 
 
  For  his  particular  I'll  receive  him  gladly.  --Shak. 
 
  If  the  particulars  of  each  person  be  considered. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Temporal  blessings,  whether  such  as  concern  the 
  public  .  .  .  or  such  as  concern  our  particular. 
  --Whole  Duty 
  of  Man. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  reader  has  a  particular  of  the  books  wherein 
  this  law  was  written.  --Ayliffe. 
 
  {Bill  of  particulars}.  See  under  {Bill}. 
 
  {In  particular},  specially;  peculiarly.  ``This,  in 
  particular,  happens  to  the  lungs.''  --Blackmore. 
 
  {To  go  into  particulars},  to  relate  or  describe  in  detail  or 
  minutely. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  particular 
  adj  1:  unique  or  specific  to  a  person  or  thing  or  category;  "the 
  particular  demands  of  the  job";  "has  a  paraticular 
  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  "an  exception  in  this 
  particular  case"  [syn:  {particular(a)}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {particular(a)}] 
  4:  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}] 
  5:  first  and  most  important;  "his  special  interest  is  music"; 
  "she  gets  special  (or  particular)  satisfaction  from  her 
  volunteer  work"  [syn:  {special}] 
  6:  exacting  especially  about  details;  "a  finicky  eater";  "fussy 
  about  clothes";  "very  particular  about  how  her  food  was 
  prepared"  [syn:  {finical},  {finicky},  {fussy}] 
  7:  providing  specific  details  or  circumstances;  "a  particular 
  description  of  the  room"  [syn:  {particular(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  fact  about  some  part  (as  opposed  to  general);  "he  always 
  reasons  from  the  particular  to  the  general"  [syn:  {specific}] 
  [ant:  {general},  {general}] 
  2:  a  small  part  that  can  be  considered  separately  from  the 
  whole;  "it  was  perfect  in  all  details"  [syn:  {detail},  {item}] 




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