Uniform vs Particular - What's the difference?

uniform | particular |

As a symbol uniform

is the letter u in the icao spelling alphabet.

As an adjective particular is

(obsolete) pertaining only to a part of something; partial.

As a noun particular is

a small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point.




(en adjective)
  • Unvarying; all the same.
  • Consistent; conforming to one standard.
  • * Hooker
  • The only doubt is how far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies.
  • (mathematics) with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
  • Derived terms

    * uniformity * uniformly


    (en noun)
  • A distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.}}
  • * F. W. Robertson
  • There are many things which a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his uniform .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Peter Wilby)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Finland spreads word on schools , passage=Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16.
  • Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
  • * 1996 , S. J. Rozan, Concourse , Macmillan, ISBN 0-312-95944-3, page 265,
  • Skeletor held the gun against Speedo’s head, held Speedo between himself and the cops who stood, motionless and futile, where they’d stopped. Robinson, Lindfors, Carter, three uniforms and I watched helpless as Skeletor, dragging Speedy with him, inched out the gate, started backing down the hill.
  • * 2001 , Christine Wiltz, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld , Da Capo Press, ISBN 0-306-81012-3, page 113,
  • Four men flew out of it, three uniforms and one in what appeared to be an English riding outfit—boots, whip, the whole nine yards. He called out, “I’m the superintendent of police.”
  • * 2004 , , Penny Dreadful , MacAdam/Cage Publishing, ISBN 1-931561-81-8, page 81,
  • Eyes to the front now and there was the body, a lump of black and brown. Moon counted three uniforms and a photographer, the medical examiner and his assistant.


    (en verb)
  • To clothe in a uniform.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1910, author=Robert W. Chambers, title=Ailsa Paige, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=You can't erect an army by uniforming and drilling a few hundred thousand clerks and farmers. }} ----



    Alternative forms

    * perticular (obsolete)


  • (obsolete) Pertaining only to a part of something; partial.
  • Specific; discrete; concrete.
  • I couldn't find the particular model you asked for, but I hope this one will do.
    We knew it was named after John Smith, but nobody knows which particular John Smith.
  • * Shakespeare
  • [Make] each particular hair to stand an end, / Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
  • Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.
  • I don't appreciate your particular brand of cynicism.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth
  • (obsolete) Known only to an individual person or group; confidential.
  • * 1623 , William Shakespeare, King Lear , V.1:
  • or these domesticke and particular broiles, Are not the question heere.
  • Distinguished in some way; special (often in negative constructions).
  • My five favorite places are, in no particular order, New York, Chicago, Paris, San Francisco and London.
    I didn't have any particular interest in the book.
    He brought no particular news.
    She was the particular belle of the party.
  • (comparable) Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; precise; fastidious.
  • He is very particular about his food and if it isn't cooked to perfection he will send it back.
  • Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise.
  • a full and particular account of an accident
  • (legal) Containing a part only; limited.
  • a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder
  • (legal) Holding a particular estate.
  • a particular tenant
  • (logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject.
  • a particular proposition, opposed to "universal", e.g. (particular affirmative) "Some men are wise"; (particular negative) "Some men are not wise".


    * See also


    * general

    Derived terms

    * antiparticularism * antiparticularist * in particular * particular average * particular Church * particular integral * particularism * particularize * particularly * particularity


    (en noun)
  • A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point.
  • (obsolete) A person's own individual case.
  • *, II.16:
  • *:Since philosophy could never find any way for tranquillity that might be generally good, let every man in his particular seeke for it.
  • * Whole Duty of Man
  • temporal blessings, whether such as concern the publicor such as concern our particular
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