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      n   pl   , -ties  
1    often pl   a specific circumstance  
the particularities of the affair     
2    great attentiveness to detail; fastidiousness  
3    the quality of being precise  
a description of great particularity     
4    the state or quality of being particular as opposed to general; individuality  
the particularity of human situations     
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1      (often plural)    circumstance, detail, fact, instance, item, point  
2    carefulness, choosiness     (informal)   fastidiousness, fussiness, meticulousness  
3    accuracy, detail, precision, thoroughness  
4    characteristic, distinctiveness, feature, idiosyncrasy, individuality, peculiarity, property, singularity, trait  

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artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
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