from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or state of being particular rather than general.
  • noun Exactitude of detail, especially in description.
  • noun Attention to or concern with detail; fastidiousness.
  • noun A specific point or detail; a particular.
  • noun An individual characteristic; a peculiarity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being particular.
  • noun Singleness; individuality.
  • noun Minute attention to detail; fussiness.
  • noun The essential character or quantity of a particular proposition.
  • noun That which is particular.
  • noun Individual or private matter, affair, concern, or interest.
  • noun Peculiarity; singularity; singular or peculiar feature or characteristic.
  • noun Synonyms Exactness, preciseness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being particular; distinctiveness; circumstantiality; minuteness in detail.
  • noun That which is particular.
  • noun Peculiar quality; individual characteristic; peculiarity.
  • noun Special circumstance; minute detail; particular.
  • noun Something of special or private concern or interest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The condition of being particular; attention to detail; fastidiousness
  • noun countable A particular thing; a peculiarity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance


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