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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·tic·u·lar /pə(r)ˈtɪkjəlɚ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·tic·u·lar n.
 1. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.
    Particulars which it is not lawful for me to reveal.   --Bacon.
    It is the greatest interest of particulars to advance the good of the community.   --L'Estrange.
 2. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc. [Obs.]
    For his particular I'll receive him gladly.   --Shak.
    If the particulars of each person be considered.   --Milton.
    Temporal blessings, whether such as concern the public . . . or such as concern our particular.   --Whole Duty of Man.
 3. Law One of the details or items of grounds of claim; -- usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.
    The reader has a particular of the books wherein this law was written.   --Ayliffe.
 Bill of particulars. See under Bill.
 In particular, specially; specifically; peculiarly; particularly; especially. “This, in particular, happens to the lungs.” --Blackmore.
 To go into particulars, to relate or describe in detail or minutely.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·tic·u·lar a.
 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.
 [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.”
    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.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the
             particular demands of the job"; "has a paraticular
             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" [syn: particular(a), peculiar(a), special(a)]
      2: separate and distinct from others; "an exception in this
         particular case" [syn: particular(a)]
      3: 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" [syn: particular(a)]
      4: 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?" [syn: especial(a), exceptional,
          particular(a), special]
      5: first and most important; "his special interest is music";
         "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her
         volunteer work" [syn: special]
      6: exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy
         about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was
         prepared" [syn: finical, finicky, fussy]
      7: providing specific details or circumstances; "a particular
         description of the room" [syn: particular(a)]
      n 1: a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always
           reasons from the particular to the general" [syn: specific]
           [ant: general, general]
      2: a small part that can be considered separately from the
         whole; "it was perfect in all details" [syn: detail, item]