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1. (n) a fact about some part (as opposed to general) "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
2. (n) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
3. (s) first and most important; "his special interest is music" "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
4. (s) exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater" "fussy about clothes" "very particular about how her food was prepared"
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