(a.) Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.

(a.) Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.

(a.) Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.

(a.) Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.

(a.) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.

(a.) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.

(a.) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g. (particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular negative) Some men are not wise.

(n.) A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.

(n.) Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.

(n.) One of the details or items of grounds of claim; -- usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.

Related Terms:

accident, affirm, affirmative, affirmed, attentive, belle, brought, brow, cede, circumstance, circumstant, circumstantial, concern, concerned, concerning, considered, constellation, denied, detail, duality, eden, elative, extension, fasti, fastidious, important, individuality, item, lars, limited, negative, news, nice, noteworthy, nother, peculiarity, personal, precede, precedent, precis, precise, premise, premises, proposition, ratel, recede, relative, relatively, remain, remainder, remise, separated, singular, stell, stellation, superiority, tenant, tension, tew, trait, universal, unusual, versal, worthy


bill of particulars, in particular, superparticular, unparticular

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