- 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.
- particle board,
- particle physics,
- particle separation,
- particle velocity,
- particles, elementary,
- particular affirmative,
- particular average,
- particular negative,
- particular solution,
Origin of particular
Examples from the Web for particulars
At Christianity Today, Peter Chin claims Christians should preach peace instead of bogging down in the particulars of race.
Our time is so vastly different in its particulars that the parallels work only in broad strokes.
The only thing missing from this bill of particulars was elimination of the bourgeoisie.
The particulars of the settlement are confidential, Sterling cash having assured silence.
The police have so far declined to provide the particulars of the gun.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida|Michael Daly|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those not carried on under a special name, and the particulars known only to the parties themselves.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
I have tried to make Mrs. Clapp recall any particulars she may have noticed as to its appearance, handwriting, or post-mark.The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
Whitney found the workings of his companion's mind more interesting than the particulars about his relatives.Johnstone of the Border|Harold Bindloss
Daisy was, perhaps, in all particulars younger than her years.The Palace Beautiful|L. T. Meade
He told her of the races he won, those that he lost, and all the particulars relating to them.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2|Armando Palacio Valds
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.
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