|1.||[ adjective ] unique or specific to a person or thing or category|
"the particular demands of the job" "has a paraticular preference for Chinese art" "an expression peculiar to Canadians" "rights peculiar to the rich" "my own special chair"
|2.||[ adjective ] separate and distinct from others|
"an exception in this particular case"
|3.||[ adjective ] separate and distinct from others of the same group or category|
"interested in one particular artist" "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"
|4.||[ noun ] a fact about some part (as opposed to general)|
"he always reasons from the particular to the general"
|Related terms:||general general fact|
|5.||[ adjective ] surpassing what is common or usual or expected|
|Synonyms:||special exceptional especial|
"he paid especial attention to her" "exceptional kindness" "a matter of particular and unusual importance" "a special occasion" "a special reason to confide in her" "what's so special about 2000?"
|6.||[ adjective ] first and most important|
"his special interest is music" "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
|7.||[ adjective ] exacting especially about details|
|Synonyms:||finicky fussy finical|
"a finicky eater" "fussy about clothes" "very particular about how her food was prepared"
|8.||[ adjective ] providing specific details or circumstances|
"a particular description of the room"
|9.||[ noun ] a small part that can be considered separately from the whole|
"it was perfect in all details"
|Related terms:||part highlight enumerate|