particular

[ per-tik-yuh-ler, puh-tik- ]
/ pərˈtɪk yə lər, pəˈtɪk- /
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adjective

noun

Idioms

    in particular, particularly; specifically; especially: There is one book in particular that may help you.

Origin of particular

1350–1400; < Late Latin particulāris, equivalent to Latin particul(a) particle + -āris -ar1; replacing Middle English particuler < Middle French < Late Latin, as above

Related forms

o·ver·par·tic·u·lar, adjectiveo·ver·par·tic·u·lar·ly, adverbun·par·tic·u·lar, adjective

Synonym study

1. See special. 7. Particular, dainty, fastidious imply great care, discrimination, and taste in choices, in details about one's person, etc. Particular implies especially care and attention to details: particular about one's clothes. Dainty implies delicate taste and exquisite cleanliness: a dainty dress. Fastidious implies being difficult to please and critical of small or minor points: a fastidious taste in styles.
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particular

/ (pəˈtɪkjʊlə) /

adjective


noun

Word Origin for particular

C14: from Old French particuler, from Late Latin particulāris concerning a part, from Latin particula particle v
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Idioms and Phrases with particulars

particular

see in particular.


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