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English definition of “particular”

particular

noun     /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
(Definition of particular noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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