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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being particular rather than general.
  • n. Exactitude of detail, especially in description: a travel account written with almost excruciating particularity.
  • n. Attention to or concern with detail; fastidiousness: a scholar known for her particularity.
  • n. A specific point or detail; a particular.
  • n. An individual characteristic; a peculiarity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being particular; attention to detail; fastidiousness
  • n. A particular thing; a peculiarity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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