What does particle mean?

Definitions for particle
ˈpɑr tɪ kəlpar·ti·cle

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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

GCIDE

  1. Particle(n.)

    (Physics) An elementary particle.

  2. Origin: [L. particula, dim. of pars, gen partis, a part: cf. F. particule. See Part, and cf. Parcel.]

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

  6. Origin: [L. particula, dim. of pars, gen partis, a part: cf. F. particule. See Part, and cf. Parcel.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Particle

    pär′ti-kl, n. a little part: a very small portion: (physics) the minutest part into which a body can be divided: an atom: (gram.) an indeclinable word, as a preposition, a conjunction, an interjection: a word that can only be used in composition, as wise in sidewise: (R.C. Church) a crumb of consecrated bread, also the 'smaller breads' used in the communion of the laity.—adj. Partic′ular, relating to a part of anything: pertaining to a single person or thing: individual: special: worthy of special attention: concerned with or marking things single or distinct: exact: nice in taste: precise.—n. a distinct or minute part: a single point: a single instance: (pl.) details.—n. Particularisā′tion.—v.t. Partic′ularise, to mention the particulars of: to enumerate in detail: to give a special description of.—v.i. to mention or attend to single things or minute details.—ns. Partic′ularism, attention to one's own interest or party: a particular or minute description: the doctrine that salvation is offered only to particular individuals, the elect, and not freely to the whole race on condition of faith; Partic′ularist, one who holds the doctrine of particularism.—adj. Particularist′ic.—n. Particular′ity, quality of being particular: minuteness of detail: a single act or case: a single or a minute circumstance: something peculiar or singular.—adv. Partic′ularly, in an especial manner: in a high degree: (B.) in detail.—n. Partic′ularness.—adj. Partic′ulāte, having the form of a small particle.—In particular, specially, distinctly. [Fr.,—L. particula, dim. of pars, partis, a part.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. particle

    An amount of substance or matter.

    Particles of dust were on the ceiling so we bought a duster with a long handle to remove them.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 7, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce particle?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say particle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of particle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of particle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of particle in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Which came first — the observer or the particle?

  2. Joshy Jacob:

    It just blows it up. It makes the virus particle fall apart.

  3. Richard Lampitt:

    Particle size is only mentioned in passing... and yet this has a massive effect on the data presented and the conclusions reached.

  4. Attila Krasznahorkay:

    We introduced such a new particle, which nobody saw before, and which existence could not be understood by the widely accepted' Standard Model' of particle physics, so it faced scrutiny.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    How do we define consciousness, or what has been called the human soul or the spirit, if it can't be quantified as matter or a particle?... it can be quantified or observed just by a process of elimination.

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