- 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
Synonyms for particular
Antonyms for particular
Related Words for particularprecise, singular, distinct, appropriate, peculiar, special, unusual, personal, exceptional, respective, single, separate, unique, odd, case, specific, article, fact, circumstance, limited
Examples from the Web for particular
Contemporary Examples of particular
There is a particular focus in the magazine on attacking the United States, which al Qaeda calls a top target.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
For those living in poor communities in particular, interactions with police rarely come with good news and a smile.How to Solve the Policing Crisis
January 5, 2015
He stopped at one point to ask someone directions to a particular housing development.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
The lack of a cannon is a particular problem, as the F-35 is being counted on to help out infantrymen under fire.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019
December 31, 2014
Americans move around a lot, making it hard to form attachments to any particular place.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of particular
Why the world should have grown cold at that particular moment, we do not know.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
I had particular attention paid to Helen's skating on that very account.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Heaven forbid that their conduct, in one particular, should savour of injustice.
We are held by particular bonds of sympathy and common interest with them.
We are not obliged to conform to any particular set of rules.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Word Origin for particular
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.
"a part or section of a whole," late 14c., from particular (adj.). Particulars "small details of statement" is from c.1600.
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