personal / ˈpɜr sə nl /

of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private:
a personal opinion.
relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person:
a personal favor; one’s personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”
intended for use by one person:
a personal car.
referring or directed to a particular person in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, usually involving character, behavior, appearance, etc.:
personal remarks.
making personal remarks or attacks:
to become personal in a dispute.

a short news paragraph in a newspaper concerning a particular person, as one who is socially prominent, or a group of particular persons who are socially prominent.
a brief, private notice in a newspaper or magazine, often addressed to a particular person, and typically bearing an abbreviated salutation and signature to preserve its confidentiality, usually printed in a special part of the classified advertising section.
Also called personal ad. a similar notice, as in a newspaper or on a website, placed by a person seeking companionship, a spouse, etc.
Usually personals. a column, page, or section, as of a newspaper, magazine, or website, featuring such notices or items.

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