• Pertaining only to a part of something; partial.
  • Specific; discrete; concrete.
  • Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.
  • Known only to an individual person or group; confidential.
  • Distinguished in some way; special (often in negative constructions).
  • Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; fastidious.
  • Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise.
  • Containing a part only; limited.
  • Holding a particular estate.
  • Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject.



  • From Middle English particuler, from Anglo-Norman particuler, Middle French particuler, particulier, from Late Latin particularis ("partial; separate, individual"), from Latin particula ("(small) part"). Equivalent to particle + -ar. Compare particle.

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