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particular1 of 2
: of, relating to, or being a single person or thing
the particular person I had in mind
: of, relating to, or concerned with details
gave us a very particular account of the trip
: distinctive among other examples or cases of the same general category : notably unusual
suffered from measles of particular severity
This computer program will be of particular interest to teachers.
: being one unit or element among others
particular incidents in a story
: concerned over or attentive to details : meticulous
a very particular gardener
: nice in taste : fastidious
She's very particular about her clothes.
: hard to please : exacting
never loses patience even with the most particular customers
: denoting an individual member or subclass in logic
: affirming or denying a predicate to a part of the subject —used of a proposition in logic
"some men are wise" is a particular affirmative
: an individual fact, point, circumstance, or detail
a hero in every particular—Ron Fimrite
: a specific item or detail of information —usually used in plural
wanted to know all the particulars of the incidentbill of particulars
: an individual or a specific subclass (as in logic) falling under some general concept or term
: a particular proposition in logic
Adjective The computer program will be of particular interest to teachers. Pay particular attention to the poet's choice of words. Our teacher is very particular when it comes to punctuation. Noun They wanted to know the facts down to every particular. requested a bill of particulars for the care he received in the hospital
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AdjectiveThe researchers found that the number of individual animals making up a particular species provides no indication of the overall mass of that species. —Jan Dönges, Scientific American, 8 Mar. 2023 In particular, there have been many intelligence community studies about what to do about open source. —CBS News, 8 Mar. 2023 No matter what your brand’s target demographic is, moms in particular are a critical consumer group to consider. —Erin Fabio, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 The city’s warning asked building owners to look for cracking in the top beam, in particular. —Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Mar. 2023 The recent resignations of two high-profile female leaders in particular have sparked discussion about the sexism and personal attacks female leaders often face. —Naomi Schanen, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2023 Bourbon, in particular, has a rich American heritage. —Damian Dovarganes, Fortune, 8 Mar. 2023 While Islam is the most dominant religion, Hindus still celebrate their holidays with pride — and for Holi in particular, the community gathers in temples to exchange greetings and enjoy colors. —Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2023 The mid-size GV80 SUV, in particular, makes a stellar impression with its Bentley-esque styling and rich interior materials. —Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 8 Mar. 2023
NounOne fan in particular got some quality time with Willock in the hours before his death. —Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 16 Jan. 2023 The observation has held up over the ages, and there’s no better time to be wary of it than at this particular... —Joanna Stern, WSJ, 25 June 2020 Milken’s pardon in particular was backed by many longtime Trump allies. —Author: Ellen Milligan, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Feb. 2020 Trade in soybeans and pork in particular has been hit hard as tensions have escalated between the world's two largest economies. —Michelle Toh, CNN, 16 Jan. 2020 But many of the other particulars – whether to provide hand sanitizer, how to arrange the aisles, how to handle waiting in line -- falls to local businesses, to corporate executive, to individual shoppers across Alabama. —Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 30 Apr. 2020 In typical Putin style, the particulars were left vague, to be decided later. —Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 12 Mar. 2020 The particulars vary, but drivers often recount having received a ticket for an expired meter, despite paying for time with the Parkmobile app, which became a payment option for many of the city's parking meters in 2015. —Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 24 Oct. 2019 With so much unknown about the particulars and the practicality of a season, there is no blueprint to even start talks between the league and the players. —Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2020 See More
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