HyperDic: particular

English > 9 senses of the word particular:
ADJECTIVEallparticular, peculiar, specialunique or specific to a person or thing or category / category
allparticularseparate and distinct / distinct from others of the same group or category / category
allparticular, especial, exceptional, specialsurpassing what is common or usual or expected
allparticular, specialfirst and most important
allparticular, finical, finicky, fussy, pickyexacting especially about details
allparticularproviding specific details or circumstances
NOUNcognitionparticular, specifica fact about some part (as opposed to general)
relationparticular, detail, itema small part that can be considered separately from the whole / whole
communicationparticular, particular proposition(logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class
particular > pronunciation
Soundspaa.tih'kyahler; pertih'kyahler
Rhymesalveolar ... Ziegler: 240 rhymes with ler...
English > particular: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUnique or specific to a person or thing or category / category.
Examples
  • "the particular demands of the job"
  • "has a particular preference for Chinese art"
Synonymspeculiar, special
Broaderspecific(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
Spanishespecial, particular, peculiar, propio
Catalanespecial, particular, peculiar, propi
Nounsparticularitythe quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
Adverbsparticularlyuniquely or characteristically
particularlyspecifically or especially distinguished from others
English > particular: 9 senses > adjective 2
Meaningseparate and distinct / distinct from others of the same group or category / category.
Examples
  • "interested in one particular artist"
  • "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"
Broaderspecific(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
Spanishparticular
Nounsparticularitythe quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
English > particular: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSurpassing what is common or usual or expected.
Example "a matter of particular and unusual importance"
Synonymsespecial, exceptional, special
Broaderuncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
Spanishespecial, excepcional, particular
Catalanespecial, excepcional, particular
Adverbsparticularlyto a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
English > particular: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningFirst and most important.
Example "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
Synonymspecial
BroaderprimaryOf first rank or importance or value
Spanishespecial, particular
Catalanespecial, particular
English > particular: 9 senses > adjective 5
Meaningexacting especially about details.
Example "very particular about how her food was prepared"
Synonymsfinical, finicky, fussy, picky
BroaderfastidiousGiving careful attention to detail
Spanishcominero, meticuloso, pejiguero, puñetero, puntilloso, quisquilloso
Catalanexigent, meticulós, minuciós, primmirat, puntimirat, punyeter
English > particular: 9 senses > adjective 6
MeaningProviding specific details or circumstances.
Example"a particular description of the room"
BroadercarefulExercising caution or showing care or attention
English > particular: 9 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA fact about some part (as opposed to general).
Example"he always reasons from the particular to the general"
Synonymspecific
BroaderfactA piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
OppositegeneralA fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
Spanishparticular
Catalanparticular
English > particular: 9 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningA small part that can be considered separately from the whole / whole.
Synonymsdetail, item
Narrowerhighlight, high spotThe most interesting or memorable part
Broaderpart, portion, component part, component, constituentSomething determined in relation to something that includes it
Spanishdetalle, elemento
Catalanelement
English > particular: 9 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class.
Synonymparticular proposition
CategorylogicThe branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
Broaderproposition(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
Oppositeuniversal, universal proposition(logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class

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