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Definition 1: a fact about some part (as opposed to general) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he always reasons from the particular to the general

Synonyms for particular in the sense of this definition

(particular is a kind of ...) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

"first you must collect all the facts of the case"

Definition 2: (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for particular in the sense of this definition

(particular is a kind of ...) (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

(particular belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 3: a small part that can be considered separately from the whole - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was perfect in all details

Synonyms for particular in the sense of this definition

(particular is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

(... is a kind of particular ) the most interesting or memorable part

"the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican"

Definition 4: providing specific details or circumstances - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a particular description of the room

(particular is similar to ...) exercising caution or showing care or attention

"they were careful when crossing the busy street" "be careful to keep her shoes clean" "did very careful research" "careful art restorers" "careful of the rights of others" "careful about one's behavior"

Definition 5: exacting especially about details - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a finicky eater
  • fussy about clothes
  • very particular about how her food was prepared

Synonyms for particular in the sense of this definition

(particular is similar to ...) giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness

"a fastidious and incisive intellect" "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

Definition 6: first and most important - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his special interest is music
  • she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work

Synonyms for particular in the sense of this definition

(particular is similar to ...) of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary

"primary goals" "a primary effect" "primary sources" "a primary interest"

Definition 7: unique or specific to a person or thing or category - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the particular demands of the job
  • has a particular preference for Chinese art
  • a peculiar bond of sympathy between them
  • an expression peculiar to Canadians
  • rights peculiar to the rich
  • the special features of a computer
  • my own special chair

Synonyms for particular in the sense of this definition

(particular is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

"rules with specific application" "demands specific to the job" "a specific and detailed account of the accident"

Definition 8: surpassing what is common or usual or expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 the year 2000?

Synonyms for particular in the sense of this definition

(particular is similar to ...) not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

"uncommon birds" "frost and floods are uncommon during these months" "doing an uncommon amount of business" "an uncommon liking for money" "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"

Definition 9: separate and distinct from others of the same group or category - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where particular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • interested in one particular artist
  • a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him

(particular is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

"rules with specific application" "demands specific to the job" "a specific and detailed account of the accident"

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