From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparticularpar‧tic‧u‧lar1 /pəˈtɪkjələ $ pərˈtɪkjələr/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective 1 [only before noun]DIFFERENT a particular thing or person is the one that you are talking about, and not any other → certain, specific In this particular case, no one else was involved. Most students choose one particular area for research. a particular type of food2 ESPECIALLYspecial or great You should pay particular attention to spelling. For no particular reason, he quit the job.of particular interest/concern/importance etc Of particular concern is the rising cost of transportation.anything/nothing/something particular I had nothing particular planned.3 ESPECIALLYvery careful about choosing exactly what you like and not easily satisfied SYN fussyparticular about Marty’s very particular about his food.
Examples from the Corpusparticular• Each class will focus on one particular aspect of American culture.• I'm looking for a particular book on Asian art.• And his particular death is irrelevant against a million years of human life, insignificant outside human perception.• He or she can discuss the possibilities and may have some good reasons for steering your child in a particular direction.• The lights were arranged to give a particular effect.• Though the menus make provision for it, I could not get the printout options to work on my particular hardware.• Margaret has been teaching in that particular home for five years.• This discovery is of particular interest to scientists studying the origins of the universe.• I turned in a particular moment, and I saw wolves.• This particular part of Idaho is especially beautiful.• I didn't have any particular plan in mind.• However, tenured teachers do not have a right either to a particular position in a school district or to indefinite employment.• As we know, students in London have particular problems because of the high cost of accommodation.• Was there any particular reason why he quit?• Is there any particular reason why you want to go back to Japan?• In this constellation, the Right identifies housing as of particular significance.• Is there a particular type of car that you are looking for?no particular reason• For no particular reason he felt more alert and in control.• He did so for no particular reason; it was just an impulse.• There seems no particular reason to ascribe economic rationality to one group and not the other.• There is no particular reason to believe that this was caused merely by the newer properties being of higher value.• Even so, there was no particular reason to go to Berlin.• They had no particular reason to like Sutton.• For no particular reason, we shall start with an examination of $ 5.• There is no particular reason why input should be so restricted.particular about• Mr. Gabbert is very particular about how his business is run.particularparticular2 ●●○ noun 1 → in particular2 → particulars3 → in every particular/in all particulars
Examples from the Corpusparticular• They reject individual justice, in favour of grand statements that brush aside particulars.• If counsel settled the pleading for further and better particulars, his name should appear at the end.• Bishop Corrada, in particular, seemed willing to believe false and easily refuted accusations against the priests at Holy Trinity.• Listing particulars contain detailed information about the issuing company, its securities and certain future issues.• I did notice that Eva's absorption in the particulars of Dad's life had waned.• The particulars of this bishop are a union of tales.• Above all these particulars hovered one central fact: the Church had changed.Origin particular1 (1300-1400) Old French Late Latin particularis, from Latin particula; → PARTICLE