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Pronunciation:  pur`tikyu'laritee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.
   (c) Something of special or private concern or interest.

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

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