Definition of Particular. Meaning of Particular. Synonyms of Particular

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Definition of Particular

Particular
Particular Par*tic"u*lar, a. [OE. particuler, F. particulier, L. particularis. See Particle.] 1. Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation. --Shak. [/Make] each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. --Shak. Seken in every halk and every herne Particular sciences for to lerne. --Chaucer. 2. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular. ``Thine own particular wrongs.' --Shak. Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth. --Bacon. 3. Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party. 4. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress. 5. (Law) (a) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder. (b) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant. --Blackstone. 6. (Logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g. (particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular negative) Some men are not wise. Particular average. See under Average. Particular Baptist, one of a branch of the Baptist denomination the members of which hold the doctrine of a particular or individual election and reprobation. Particular lien (Law), a lien, or a right to retain a thing, for some charge or claim growing out of, or connected with, that particular thing. Particular redemption, the doctrine that the purpose, act, and provisions of redemption are restricted to a limited number of the human race. See Calvinism. Syn: Minute; individual; respective; appropriate; peculiar; especial; exact; specific; precise; critical; circumstantial. See Minute.

Meaning of Particular from wikipedia

- theories of abstract particulars or tropes. For example, Socrates is a particular (there's only one Socrates-the-teacher-of-Plato and one cannot make copies...
- Historical particularism, an approach in anthropology Literary particularism, a literary genre that emphasizes details Moral particularism, the view that...
- A particular church (Latin: ecclesia particularis) is a hierarchically ordered ecclesiastical community of faithful headed by a bishop (or equivalent)...
- The gamma function is an important special function in mathematics. Its particular values can be expressed in closed form for integer and half-integer arguments...
- Historical particularism (coined by Marvin Harris in 1968) is widely considered the first American anthropological school of thought. Closely ****ociated...
- generalization Fallacy of insufficient sample Generalization from the particular Leaping to a conclusion Blanket statement Hasty induction Law of small...
- Literary particularism is a literary theory in which the details specific to a given text are considered more significant than the qualities it shares...
- problems. The result of these phenomena was commonly known as a London particular or London fog, which then, in a reversal of the idiom, became the name...
- music for the Harry Potter video games. Throughout the series, each composer created themes for particular characters, items, locations, and ideas....
- more formal social gatherings and entertainment, such as parties, in particular dance parties. The word is derived from the Old English ǣfnung, meaning...