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particular

par·tic·u·lar

particular

 
 
pronunciation:
pr tIk y lr
phrases:
in particular
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part of speech: adjective
definition: being the only one in mind or referred to out of many possibilities; specific; special.
He drinks a particular kind of coffee, not just any coffee.The store didn't have the particular battery that I needed.
synonyms:
specific
antonyms:
general
similar words:
certain, definite, individual, special
phrase: in particular
Word Parts
The word particular contains the following part:
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.