particularize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v particularize be specific about "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beethoven who was a coffee lover, was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans each cup when he prepared his brew.
    • v. t Particularize To give as a particular, or as the particulars; to mention particularly; to give the particulars of; to enumerate or specify in detail. "He not only boasts of his parentage as an Israelite, but particularizes his descent from Benjamin."
    • v. i Particularize To mention or attend to particulars; to give minute details; to be circumstantial; as, to particularize in a narrative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "mullet" describes a hairstyle worn, particularly in the southern USA, which is characterized by short hair on the top and sides, with very long hair in the back.
    • particularize To specify or mention with details; give the particulars of; enumerate or specify in detail; also, to render particular or detailed.
    • particularize To single out for mention; make particular mention of.
    • particularize To mention or give particulars or details; be particular as opposed to general; specifically, to mention or be attentive to single things or to small matters.
    • particularize Also spelled particularise.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “One of society's biggest problems today is that we've allowed relationships to be accepted as impermanent, particularly marriage.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.”
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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    “Thinking doesn't seem to help very much. The human brain is too high-powered to have many practical uses in this particular universe.”
  • Robert Browning
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    “Go practice if you please with men and women: leave a child alone for Christ's particular love's sake!”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “I like his holiness very much, particularly since an order, which I understand he has lately given, that no more miracles shall be performed.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. particulariser,

Usage

In literature:

The depth of water is from twenty to ten and even six fathoms, a sandy bottom, except near the shore, and particularly near the S.W.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
It was a particularly sacred pair of nail-scissors that almost everything blunted.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
They did not, and particularly George, seem to hear all that was said to them.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
On this day of general devotion I have a particular call for gratitude!!
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
He accordingly remained the purer moralist, much as Aristotle's judgment may be preferred in many particulars.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
I leave the Army here, and shall part with it, particularly Thomson and Durand of the Engineers, with regret.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
He particularly excelled in a most luminous explanation and display of his subject.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I have been thus particular in my statement, because the case seems to us one of unusual danger.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Indian insects of a particular kind.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
It is the particular attraction by which it is the piece that is eating and being eaten.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
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In poetry:

T was a Turtle, of wealth,
Who went round with particular stealth,--
"Why," said he, "I'm afraid
Of being waylaid
When I even walk out for my health!"
"Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show" by James Whitcomb Riley
So picture this scene and take warning
Oh Father, stand up perpendicular
And Mother beware, for sailors don’t care
And soldiers are not too particular.
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett
The wind blows towards us particularly
the sobbing of our dear friends on both
coasts. We are sick of living and afraid
that death will not be by water, o sea.
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara
BUT now, cried Alice, favour me I pray,
And tell at once, without reserve, the way
That you obtained such wit as you possess,
And all particulars to me confess.
"The Progress Of Wit" by Jean de La Fontaine
That hurts me--more particularly as
'Tis said he has not so much taught the maid
His faith, as brought her up with the mere knowledge
Of what our reason teaches about God.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Let the world pass in its time-ridden race;
never get caught in its snare.
Remember, the only acceptable case
for being in any particular place
is having no business there.
"A Word to the Wise" by Piet Hein

In news:

Members of the Van Cortlandt Track Club crowd into the Bronx Ale House, their favorite watering hole, after a particularly grueling track workout two blocks away.
Born in the Caribbean, he was the only founder without a deep attachment to one particular state.
But the director is particularly hot right now: Anthony More.
When speaking with people that do not have allergy suffers in the household, there is still an opportunity to discuss allergy prevention, particularly when there are young children in the home or a baby on the way.
In no particular order they are.
" Ballplayer 's" filmmakers follow Miguel Angel Sano and Juan Carlos Batista, two particularly hot prospects from 2009.
One would think basketball would pose particular challenges for Ryan Leonard, since he was born without any arms.
I particularly like the music.
Updated Friday, Nov 16, 2012, at 4:52 p.m. Will CEOs pledge to forgo all lobbying that benefited their particular company and industry.
Its polyethylene is widely used in packaging, and Raman notes that the rise in polyethylene prices, in particular, is a big boost to earnings.
Self-reflection is not something we have come to expect in elected officials, particularly those who have left office fairly recently.
This particular program is the second in the series on St Teresa of the Andes.
The DHS Carpentry Crew was out making repairs around campus this week, particularly to the deck under the oak tree in the Quad.
One piece in particular was my grandmother's 9-inch cast-iron skillet.
We've all briefly contemplated an all-pizza diet, usually after biting into a particularly tasty slice.
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In science:

These graphs are a particular case of HDRANs, even from the starting graph even for the subgraph added at iteration step which is, following the growing process, a particular wheel graph.
Wheel Random Apollonian Graphs
Recently several methods have been quite successful in particular instances of the problem, such as detecting frontal faces or cars, or in datasets that concentrate on a particular issue (e.g. classification in the Caltech-101 dataset).
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
This work was, however, more focused on building a working ob ject classification method suitable for the particular task of humanrobot interaction with feedback from the human user, and not in evaluating each particular method in a standardized way.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
Certainly additional work is necessary in this direction in particular the extension of the theoretical approach to include dynamical correlations beyond locality. A particular importance in applications of DMH in spintronic devices is the effect of the ferromagnetic layers on the spin polarization of the carriers.
Absence of halfmetallicity in defect-free Cr, Mn-delta-doped Digital Magnetic Heterostructures
Thus we should compare the ABJM U (1) subgroup of S pin(6) which we denote as U (1)t index in a particular topological sector with the BLG index in a sector with a particular U (1)t charge.
New and old N=8 superconformal field theories in three dimensions
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