Meaning of particular
Pronunciation: (pur-tik'yu-lur, pu-tik'-), [key]
- of or pertaining to a single or specific person, thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than general: one's particular interests in books.
- immediately present or under consideration; in this specific instance or place: Look at this particular clause in the contract.
- distinguished or different from others or from the ordinary; noteworthy; marked; unusual: She sang with particular warmth at last evening's concert.
- exceptional or especial: Take particular pains with this job.
- being such in an exceptional degree: a particular friend of mine.
- dealing with or giving details, as an account or description, of a person; detailed; minute.
- exceptionally selective, attentive, or exacting; fastidious; fussy: to be particular about one's food.
- 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.
- an individual or distinct part, as an item of a list or enumeration.
- Usually,specific points, details, or circumstances: to give an investigator the particulars of a case.
- an individual or a specific group within a general class.
- particularly; specifically; especially: There is one book in particular that may help you.
- particular (Thesaurus)