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particular

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2 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person

  • that particular mug is Mikeʼs
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3 tending to select carefully

  • heʼs particular about the corn he buys
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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

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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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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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