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particular

adjective uk   /pəˈtɪk.jʊ.lər/ us    /pɚˈtɪk.jə.lɚ/

particular adjective (SPECIAL)

B2 [before noun] special, or this and not any other: She wanted a particular type of cactus. He wouldn't take just any book - he had to have this particular one! "Why did you ask?" "Oh, no particular reason, just making conversation."Particular and individual in particular B1 especially: What in particular did you like about the last apartment that we saw? Are you looking for anything in particular?Particular and individual

particular adjective (NOT EASILY SATISFIED)

C1 [after verb] not easily satisfied and demanding that close attention should be given to every detail: He's very particular about the kitchen - everything has to be perfectly clean and in its place. She's very particular about what she eats.Wanting everything to be right

particular

noun uk   /pəˈtɪk.jʊ.lər/ us    /pɚˈtɪk.jə.lɚ/
particulars [plural] details or information about a person or an event, especially when officially recorded: There's a form for you to note down all your particulars.Information and messages the particular formal If you are considering the particular, you are considering single examples rather than general matters or ideas: The report focuses on the particular rather than the general and so doesn't draw any overall conclusions.Particular and individual
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