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particular

adjective

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2 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person
  • that particular mug is Mike's

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3 tending to select carefully
  • he's particular about the corn he buys

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particular

noun

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1 a separate part in a list, account, or series
  • requested a bill of particulars for the care he received in the hospital

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2 a single piece of information
  • everyone wanted to know all the particulars about the forthcoming merger

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Adjective

circumstantial, minute, particular, detailed mean dealing with a matter fully and usually point by point. circumstantial implies fullness of detail that fixes something described in time and space. a circumstantial account of our visit minute implies close and searching attention to the smallest details. a minute examination of a fossil particular implies a precise attention to every detail. a particular description of the scene of the crime detailed stresses abundance or completeness of detail. a detailed analysis of the event

Noun

item, detail, particular mean one of the distinct parts of a whole. item applies to each thing specified separately in a list or in a group of things that might be listed or enumerated. every item on the list detail applies to one of the small component parts of a larger whole such as a task, building, painting, narration, or process. leave the details to others particular stresses the smallness, singleness, and especially the concreteness of a detail or item. a description that included few particulars

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The first known use of particular was in the 14th century

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“Particular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/particular. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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