Pronunciation: (pur-tik'yu-lur, pu-tik'-),[key] —adj. 1. of or pertaining to a single or specific person, thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than general: one's particular interests in books. 2. immediately present or under consideration; in this specific instance or place: Look at this particular clause in the contract. 3. distinguished or different from others or from the ordinary; noteworthy; marked; unusual: She sang with particular warmth at last evening's concert. 4. exceptional or especial: Take particular pains with this job. 5. being such in an exceptional degree: a particular friend of mine. 6. dealing with or giving details, as an account or description, of a person; detailed; minute.
7. exceptionally selective, attentive, or exacting; fastidious; fussy: to be particular about one's food. 8. Logic. a. not general; referring to an indefinite part of a whole class.
b. (of a proposition) containing only existential quantifiers.
c. partaking of the nature of an individual as opposed to a class.
9. Law. a. noting an estate that precedes a future or ultimate ownership, as lands devised to a widow during her lifetime and after that to her children.
b. noting the tenant of such an estate.
—n. 1. an individual or distinct part, as an item of a list or enumeration.
2. Usually, particulars. specific points, details, or circumstances: to give an investigator the particulars of a case. 3. Logic.an individual or a specific group within a general class.
4. in particular, particularly; specifically; especially: There is one book in particular that may help you.