[per-tik-yuh-luh-rahyz, puh-tik-]
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verb (used with object), par·tic·u·lar·ized, par·tic·u·lar·iz·ing.
  1. to make particular.
  2. to mention or indicate specifically; specify.
  3. to state or treat in detail.
verb (used without object), par·tic·u·lar·ized, par·tic·u·lar·iz·ing.
  1. to speak or treat particularly or specifically.
Also especially British, par·tic·u·lar·ise.

Origin of particularize

From the Middle French word particulariser, dating back to 1580–90. See particular, -ize
Related formspar·tic·u·lar·i·za·tion, nounpar·tic·u·lar·iz·er, nounun·par·tic·u·lar·ized, adjectiveun·par·tic·u·lar·iz·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for particularization



  1. to treat in detail; give details (about)
  2. (intr) to go into detail
Derived Formsparticularization or particularisation, nounparticularizer or particulariser, noun
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Word Origin and History for particularization



1580s, from particular + -ize. Related: Particularized; particularizing.

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