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. [1913 Webster]

[Make] each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Seken in every halk and every herne Particular sciences for to lerne. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Minute; individual; respective; appropriate; peculiar; especial; exact; specific; precise; critical; circumstantial. See {Minute}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Particular — 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. [1913 Webster] Particulars which it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • particular — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English particuler, from Anglo French, from Late Latin particularis, from Latin particula small part Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or being a single person or thing < the particular person I had in mind > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Particular — In metaphysics, particulars are, one might say, identified by what they are not: they are not abstractions, not multiply instantiated i.e. they are concrete. (There are, however, theories of abstract particulars or tropes .) Hence, Socrates is a… …   Wikipedia

  • particular — See: IN PARTICULAR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • particular — See: IN PARTICULAR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Particular average — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Particular Baptist — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Particular lien — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Particular redemption — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Particular theorem — Theorem The o*rem, n. [L. theorema, Gr. ? a sight, speculation, theory, theorem, fr. ? to look at, ? a spectator: cf. F. th[ e]or[ e]me. See {Theory}.] 1. That which is considered and established as a principle; hence, sometimes, a rule. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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