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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." 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 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.

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. 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.
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