particularity

noun par·tic·u·lar·i·ty \ pər-ˌti-kyə-ˈler-ə-tē , pə- , -ˈla-rə- also (ˌ)pär- \

Definition of particularity

plural particularities
1 a : a minute detail : particular
b : an individual characteristic : peculiarity; also : singularity
2 : the quality or state of being particular as distinguished from universal
3 a : attentiveness to detail : exactness
b : the quality or state of being fastidious in behavior or expression

Examples of particularity in a Sentence

  1. The actors studied all of the particularities of the script.

  2. the special particularities of the South

  3. The particularities of the job take some time to get used to.

  4. She described the scene with great particularity.

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First Known Use of particularity

1528


PARTICULARITY Defined for English Language Learners

particularity

noun

Definition of particularity for English Language Learners

  • : a small detail

  • : a quality or feature that makes a person or thing different from others

  • : careful attention to detail



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