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particular

adjective
 
 
/pəˈtɪkjələr/
ONE PERSON/THING [always before noun] B2 used to talk about one thing or person and not others: Is there any particular restaurant you'd like to go to? "Why did you ask?" "No particular reason." I can't remember what he said on that particular occasion.Particular and individual
SPECIAL [always before noun] B2 special: "Was anything important said at the meeting?" "Nothing of particular interest."Particular and individual
NOT EASILY SATISFIED [never before noun] choosing things carefully and not easily satisfied: Teenagers are very particular about the clothes they'll wear.Wanting everything to be right
in particular B1 especially: For Hilary in particular it was interesting. Are you looking for anything in particular?Particular and individual
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