- perticular (obsolete)
From Middle English particuler, from Anglo-Norman particuler, Middle French particuler, particulier, from Late Latin particularis (“partial; separate, individual”), from Latin particula (“(small) part”). Equivalent to particle + -ar. Compare particle.
- (rhotic) IPA(key): /pɚˈtɪkjəlɚ/
- (non-rhotic) IPA(key): /pəˈtɪkjələ/
- (US, rhotic, r-dissimilation) IPA(key): /pəˈtɪkjəlɚ/
- Hyphenation: par‧tic‧u‧lar
Audio (US) (file)
- (obsolete) Pertaining only to a part of something; partial.
- Specific; discrete; concrete.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:specific
- Antonym: general
- I couldn't find the particular model you asked for, but I hope this one will do.
- We knew it was named after John Smith, but nobody knows which particular John Smith.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene v]:
- I could a tale unfold whose lightest word / Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, / Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, / Thy knotted and combined locks to part / And each particular hair to stand on end
- Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.
- (obsolete) Known only to an individual person or group; confidential.
- 1623, William Shakespeare, King Lear, V.1:
- or these domesticke and particular broiles, Are not the question heere.
- 1623, William Shakespeare, King Lear, V.1:
- Distinguished in some way; special (often in negative constructions).
- My five favorite places are, in no particular order, New York, Chicago, Paris, San Francisco and London.
- I didn't have any particular interest in the book.
- He brought no particular news.
- She was the particular belle of the party.
- (comparable) Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; fastidious.
- Synonyms: minute, precise, fastidious; see also Thesaurus:fastidious
- He is very particular about his food and if it isn't cooked to perfection he will send it back.
- These women are more particular about their appearance.
- Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:meticulous
- a full and particular account of an accident
- (law) Containing a part only; limited.
- a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder
- (law) Holding a particular estate.
- (logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject.
- a particular proposition, opposed to "universal", e.g. (particular affirmative) "Some men are wise"; (particular negative) "Some men are not wise".
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particular (plural particulars)
- A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point. [from 15th c.]
- (obsolete) A person's own individual case. [16th-19th c.]
- 1658, Henry Hammond, Whole Duty of Man
- temporal blessings, whether such as concern the public […] or such as concern our particular
- (now philosophy, chiefly in plural) A particular case; an individual thing as opposed to a whole class. (Opposed to generals, universals.) [from 17th c.]
- 1912, Bertrand Russel, The Problems of Philosophy, Chapter 9:
- When we examine common words, we find that, broadly speaking, proper names stand for particulars, while other substantives, adjectives, prepositions, and verbs stand for universals.
- (Balearic) IPA(key): /pəɾ.ti.kuˈla/
- (Central) IPA(key): /pər.ti.kuˈla/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /paɾ.ti.kuˈlaɾ/
particular (masculine and feminine plural particulars)
- “particular” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “particular” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
- “particular” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “particular” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /pɐɾ.ti.ku.ˈlaɾ/
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /paʁ.ˌt͡ʃi.ku.ˈlaʁ/, [pɐχ.ˌt͡ʃi.kʊ.ˈl̪äχ]
- Hyphenation: par‧ti‧cu‧lar
- private (concerning, accessible or belonging to an individual person or group)
- private (not belonging to the government)
- particular; specific
- Synonym: específico
- particular; distinguished; exceptional
- Synonym: excepcional
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particular (plural particulares)
- specific, particular
- peculiar, strange
- Synonym: íntimo
- Synonym: privado
particular m (plural particulares)