meaning of particular

1. 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.
Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
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.
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.
Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
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.
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.
Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
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.
a fact about some part as opposed to general; "he always reasons from the particular to the ">general"

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