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particularism

Definition:

a focus on something particular

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Derivative:

particularistic

Plural:

particularisms

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

French particularisme, modern Latin particularismus, and German Partikularismus,...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

particularism [anthropology] | historical particularism [synonym]

school of anthropological thought associated with the work of Franz Boas and his students, whose studies of culture emphasized the integrated and ... (22 of 303 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/445119​/particularism

Collins Dictionary:

particularism | particularist [derived]

exclusive attachment to the interests of one group, class, sect, etc, especially at the expense of the community as a whole | the principle of ... (24 of 280 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/particularism

Oxford Dictionary:

particularism | particularist [derived] | particularistic [derived]

exclusive attachment to one's own group, party, or nation | the principle of leaving each state in an empire or federation free to govern itself and ... (25 of 119 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/particularism

Wikipedia:

Particularism [disambiguation]

may refer to: epistemological particularism, an approach in philosophy | historical particularism, an approach in anthropology | literary particularism, a literary genre that emphasizes details | moral particularism, the view that there are no moral ... (32 of 118 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Particularism

Merriam-Webster:

particularism | identity politics [singular/plural, sense-specific] | particularist [noun, adjective, related] | particularistic [adjective, related]

exclusive or special devotion to a particular interest | a political theory that each political group has a right to promote its own interests and ... (24 of 73 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/particularism

Wiktionary:

particularism

[theology] The principle that only certain people are chosen by God for salvation. | An exclusive focus on a particular group, area, sect etc. | [politics] The principle that individual states, races of a federation etc. may act independently of a... (39 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/particularism

Random House Dictionary:

particularism

exclusive attention or devotion to one's own particular interests, party, etc. | the principle of leaving each state of a federation free to retain ... (23 of 49 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/particularism

American Heritage Dictionary:

particularism | particularist [noun, related] | particularistic [adjective, related]

Exclusive adherence to, dedication to, or interest in one's own group, party, sect, or nation. | A principle of allowing each state in a nation or ... (25 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/particularism

New World Dictionary:

particularism | particularist [adjective, noun, related] | particularistic [adjective, related]

undivided adherence or devotion to one particular party, system, interest, theory, etc. | the policy of allowing each member or state in a federation ... (23 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/particularism

Columbia Encyclopedia:

centering

the framework of wood or of wood and steel built to support a masonry arch or vault during its construction. The centering itself must be rigidly ... (26 of 220 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0811084​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

focus [intransitive/transitive] | focused [past tense] | focussed [past tense] | focusing [present participle] | focussing [present participle] | focusses [3rd-person singular present] | focuses [3rd-person singular present]

to concentrate on something and pay particular attention to it | to turn a part on a camera, telescope, microscope etc until you can see something ... (25 of 212 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/focus

Cambridge Dictionary:

focal point [entry 1]

the thing that everyone looks at or is interested in (10 of 30 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/focal-point 1

focal point [entry 2, specialized]

(in physics) focus (3 of 12 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/focal-point 2

Encarta Dictionary:

particularism | particularist [noun, derived] | particularistic [adjective, derived]

exclusive commitment to one group, especially when detrimental to the interests or well-being of a larger group | a policy of allowing political ... (22 of 92 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723974​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

particularism

First use: early 19th century

Origin: French particularisme, modern Latin particularismus, and German Partikularismus, based on Latin particularis "concerning a small part"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/particularism

Wiktionary:

particularism

Origin: particular + -ism, after French particularisme.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/particularism

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

particularism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "particularism"

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the Free Dictionary:

particularism

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "particularism"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "particularism"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "particularism" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

particularism

Audio: English pronunciation of "particularism"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

particularism

Audio: North American pronunciation of "particularism"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=partic​16 word=particularism

YourDictionary Audio:

particularism

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "particularism" by speech synthesizer

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