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Meaning of PARTICULARITY

Pronunciation:  pur`tikyu'laritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance; "the particularity of human situations"
 

PARTICULARITY is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Antonyms: generality
 
 See Also: quality, specificity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par*tic`u*lar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Particularities}.
[Cf. F. particularit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being particular; distinctiveness;
   circumstantiality; minuteness in detail.

2. That which is particular; as:
   (a) Peculiar quality; individual characteristic;
       peculiarity. ``An old heathen altar with this
       particularity.'' --Addison.
   (b) Special circumstance; minute detail; particular.
       ``Even descending to particularities.'' --Sir P.
       Sidney.
   (c) Something of special or private concern or interest.

             Let the general trumpet blow his blast,
             Particularities and petty sounds To cease!
                                               --Shak.

 
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