Definitions for Particleˈpɑr tɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•ti•cleˈpɑr tɪ kəl(n.)

  1. a minute portion, piece, or amount; a very small bit:

    a particle of dust.

  2. one of the extremely small constituents of matter, as an atom, proton, quark, or gluon.

    Category: Physics

  3. a clause or article, as of a document.

  4. Gram. any of various small, usu. uninflected words or affixes having functional or relational rather than lexical use and in some languages constituting a form class: in English often applied to words like to used in forming the infinitive or the word following the verb in a phrasal verb, as up in

    get up.

    Category: Grammar

  5. a small piece of the Host given to each lay communicant in a Eucharistic service.

    Category: Religion

Origin of particle:

1350–1400; ME < L particula

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(noun)

    (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

  2. particle, subatomic particle(noun)

    a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions

  3. particle(noun)

    a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

Wiktionary

  1. particle(Noun)

    A very small piece of matter, a fragment; especially, the smallest possible part of something.

  2. particle(Noun)

    A word that has a particular grammatical function but does not obviously belong to any particular part of speech, such as the word to in English infinitives or O as the vocative particle.

  3. particle(Noun)

    Any of various physical objects making up the constituent parts of an atom; an elementary particle or subatomic particle.

  4. Origin: From particule, and its source, particula, diminutive of pars.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Particle(noun)

    a minute part or portion of matter; a morsel; a little bit; an atom; a jot; as, a particle of sand, of wood, of dust

  2. Particle(noun)

    any very small portion or part; the smallest portion; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue

  3. Particle(noun)

    a crumb or little piece of concecrated host

  4. Particle(noun)

    the smaller hosts distributed in the communion of the laity

  5. Particle(noun)

    a subordinate word that is never inflected (a preposition, conjunction, interjection); or a word that can not be used except in compositions; as, ward in backward, ly in lovely

Freebase

  1. Particle

    Particle is an American jam band formed in Los Angeles in 2000. The original members were Dave Simmons, Steve Molitz, Eric Gould, and Darren Pujalet. Simmons died shortly after the formation of the band due to a sudden illness. Guitarist Charlie Hitchcock joined shortly thereafter. Along with The Disco Biscuits and Sound Tribe Sector 9, the group was among the first to blend rock, jazz, funk, and electronica into the milieu of what has been dubbed livetronica. Prior to 2006, the band's repertoire consisted entirely of instrumental material. The group made a name for itself and built an enthusiastic fan base, known as Particle People, by performing energetic late-night sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo. Reliance on word of mouth from fans, rather than advertising, allowed this group to sell out venues such as the Bowery Ballroom in New York City before they finally released their much anticipated first album, Launchpad, in early 2004. In April and May 2005 the group toured with former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart as Hydra; the tour received mixed reviews from many Deadheads who were unaccustomed to Particle's electronic-based approach. Bassist Phil Lesh, also of the Grateful Dead, sat in with the band that summer.

CrunchBase

  1. Particle

    Particle is a product foundry which makes useful and inventive tools that marry technology and community riding the wave of the new media revolution.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Particle' in Nouns Frequency: #1644


Translations for Particle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

particle(noun)

a very small piece

a particle of dust.

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