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Definition of "particularity" [par•tic•u•lar•i•ty]

  • The quality or state of being particular rather than general. (noun)
  • Exactitude of detail, especially in description: a travel account written with almost excruciating particularity. (noun)
  • Attention to or concern with detail; fastidiousness: a scholar known for her particularity. (noun)
  • A specific point or detail; a particular. (noun)
  • An individual characteristic; a peculiarity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "particularity" in a sentence
  • "For if we look at that ground more closely, we find there evidence of a fractured and contested public sphere or spheres wherein particularity and difference fissure the very effort to define or construct a public sphere."
  • "It is only in Kant's Critique of Judgment that we find a conception of judgment as the ability to deal with particulars in their particularity, that is, without subsuming them under a pre-given universal, but actively searching the universal out of the particular."
  • "Since the Fourth Amendment demands warrants specify with "particularity" the objects of the search, such review of broad surveillance "programs" would have no relationship to the conventional warrant process."