Particularity
Particularity 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Let the general trumpet blow his blast, Particularities and petty sounds To cease! --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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