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Overview of noun particular

The noun particular has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) particular, specific

(a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general")

2. detail, particular, item

(a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details")

3. particular, particular proposition

((logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class)

Overview of adj particular

The adj particular has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (24) particular, peculiar, special

(unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "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")

2. (13) particular

(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")

3. (6) especial, exceptional, particular, special

(surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "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?")

4. particular, special

(first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work")

5. finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky

(exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared")

6. particular

(providing specific details or circumstances; "a particular description of the room") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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