- not general; referring to an indefinite part of a whole class.
- (of a proposition) containing only existential quantifiers.
- partaking of the nature of an individual as opposed to a class.
- noting an estate that precedes a future or ultimate ownership, as lands devised to a widow during her lifetime and after that to her children.
- noting the tenant of such an estate.
Origin of particular
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Related Words for in particularespecially, exceptionally, notably, principally, unusually, specially, surprisingly, exclusively, specifically, chiefly, peculiarly, decidedly, distinctly, expressly, individually, markedly, singularly, uncommonly, explicitly, outstandingly
Word Origin for particular
"a part or section of a whole," late 14c., from particular (adj.). Particulars "small details of statement" is from c.1600.
late 14c., "pertaining to a single thing or person," from Old French particuler (14c., Modern French particulier) and directly from Late Latin particularis "of a part, concerning a small part," from Latin particula "particle" (see particle). Sense of "precise, exacting" first recorded 1814.
Especially; also, separately, individually, in detail. For example, The chancellor talked about the curriculum, the core courses in particular, or The orchestra was outstanding, the strings in particular. [c. 1500]
see in particular.