[ per-tik-yuh-lar-i-tee, puh-tik- ]
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noun,plural par·tic·u·lar·i·ties.
  1. the quality or state of being particular.

  2. detailed, minute, or circumstantial character, as of description or statement.

  1. attention to details; special care.

  2. an individual or characteristic feature or trait; peculiarity.

Origin of particularity

1520–30; <Middle French particularite<Late Latin particulāritāt- (stem of particulāritās) state of being apart. See particular, -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for particularity


/ (pəˌtɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. (often plural) a specific circumstance: the particularities of the affair

  2. great attentiveness to detail; fastidiousness

  1. the quality of being precise: a description of great particularity

  2. the state or quality of being particular as opposed to general; individuality: the particularity of human situations

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