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; attentionto detail; fastidiousness
- noun countable A
particularthing; 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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
For if we look at that ground more closely, we find there evidence of a fractured and contested public sphere or spheres wherein particularity and difference fissure the very effort to define or construct a public sphere.
It is only in Kant's Critique of Judgment that we find a conception of judgment as the ability to deal with particulars in their particularity, that is, without subsuming them under a pre-given universal, but actively searching the universal out of the particular.
Moreover, the FISA Court could not possibly review the surveillance for, e.g., the "particularity" that the Fourth Amendment requires, because the FISA Court would be tasked not with determining whether any particular interception is constutitional, but somehow with making "wholesale" determinations that the program writ large is "consistent with" the Constitution.
Since the Fourth Amendment demands warrants specify with "particularity" the objects of the search, such review of broad surveillance "programs" would have no relationship to the conventional warrant process.
More poking and prodding at POWERS this morning, reframing sections already written from first-person POV to third, and adding more "particularity" to the scenes as I go along.
_ It does not apply to the third count, certainly there is a particularity which is quite unnecessary in the others; it states that by certain devices and contrivances they endeavoured to raise the price of the funds, to the prejudice of His Majesty's subjects, to an undue elevation, and so on, there is enough to let in the general evidence.
The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane, commonly called Lord Cochrane, the Hon. Andrew Cochrane Johnstone, Richard Gathorne Butt, Ralph Sandom, Alexander M'Rae, John Peter Holloway, and Henry Lyte for A Conspiracy In the Court of King's Bench, Guildhall, on Wednesday the 8th, and Thursday the 9th of June, 1814
The lowest depth is reached when the reminiscences of an Emperor's valet, to whom he is still a kind of hero, are served up with that succulent dressing of vivid particularity which is swallowed with relish because it brings down a great man to the level of the most trivial experience.
But that’s true on both sides of this equation, so it is unfair of feminists whose fight is at least partly for women to be seen and treated as people to deny the “personhood”, that is, the particularity of the experience, of others, whether men or transgendered women.
Then they're specific enough about who, what, why, and when to nail "particularity":
The decision also explains the difference between "particularity" and "overbreadth" in a search warrant challenge - and finds that several categories of the warrant were in fact overbroad.