- 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 particularscase, specific, article, fact, circumstance, rundown, picture, story, thing, nitty-gritty, specification, point, feature, scoop, element, item, cue, score, know, gospel
Examples from the Web for particulars
Contemporary Examples of particulars
At Christianity Today, Peter Chin claims Christians should preach peace instead of bogging down in the particulars of race.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Our time is so vastly different in its particulars that the parallels work only in broad strokes.American Democracy Under Threat for 250 Years
December 28, 2014
The only thing missing from this bill of particulars was elimination of the bourgeoisie.Communism's Victims Deserve a Museum
August 25, 2014
The particulars of the settlement are confidential, Sterling cash having assured silence.Rochelle Sterling: The Clippers’ Cruella de Ville
May 1, 2014
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
March 30, 2014
Historical Examples of particulars
Then she said she must return, but Ambrose would bring him all particulars.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Here, then, were the particulars of the plan of his escape settled upon.Ridgeway
Mr. Trant now called the Scourges aft, and asked more of the particulars.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The subject is curious and interesting; we may, therefore, enter into some particulars.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Max went on, anxious to hear some of the particulars of what had happened.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
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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