particular

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particular is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
particular


Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /pɜrˈtɪkjəlɜr/
  • SAMPA: /p3r"tIkj@l3r/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
particular

Comparative
more particular

Superlative
most particular

  1. A particular thing is the one that you mean and not any other.
    Usually it is not allowed, but in this particular case, it's OK.
    I don't see any way to solve this particular problem.
  2. A particular thing is a special or great one.
    She took no particular interest in what they were saying.
  3. If somebody is particular, they will accept only the best or only things that they like.

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Noun[change]

Singular
particular

Plural
particulars

  1. If you talk about something in particular, you mean that more than other; especially.
    It's true of many small cars, but the Honda in particular.
    In particular, I'd like you to think about the first problem.
  2. (countable) (usually plural) The particulars are the detailed information.
    The two stories are quite similar, though they differ in some particulars.
    We've spent a good deal of time considering the particulars of the situation.

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