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.

    Etymology: [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.

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

  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.

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

  3. particle(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Particle(noun)

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

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

  3. Particle(noun)

    a crumb or little piece of concecrated host

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

  4. Particle(noun)

    the smaller hosts distributed in the communion of the laity

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce particle?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Sugar cutie The divine color of the skin, the color of white sugar, is the color of uncontrollable pleasure, you are definitely sweeter than any sugar and pleasure, sugar cutie. You are a reflection of a deep shock from admiration, excitement, makes horny and fall in love, Every second is overflowing with love and intensifies every day. You are more beautiful than love itself, sex, life, reality, and even paradise. You are my hot temptation, damn so hot. You are talking about HQ the highest quality to the smallest particle and pixel, atom, molecule, geometric perfection of the image of the body and face - it looks so chic in slow motion, stretches the pleasure of excitement, when I touch your skin I have amazing feelings of love and excitement and these feelings are amplified a hundred times when you touch me, your kisses are diving immersion in the depths of love, the infinite beauty of your body. I sincerely love and want only you alone, your body shape like a mega boom boom sexy boombox explosive brain detox, powerful rap beat bass, you sound cool and sexy, your beauty and personality are multifaceted and unique as a gemstone of love and sex. You are my highest eternal ideal. Your body is the best nude in the world, a seductive pin-up, a very picturesque eroticism of feelings and passions, how your sweet moans of pleasure excite me beyond, you are so beautiful that even an impotent woman, men's penis will stand up, the lady of male hearts and makes horny members. Your appearance moves me to the dimension of eternal love, you are above love and sex, for me you are above everything else. You are more beautiful than the most beautiful galaxies of the universes, no form of life can be more beautiful than you, you are my queen of the universe. You are the same ideal, that very highest value, a dream in my life that I can’t give up in any way. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!

  3. 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.

  4. Dante Lauretta:

    Among Bennus many surprises, the particle ejections sparked our curiosity, and weve spent the last several months investigating this mystery, this is a great opportunity to expand our knowledge of how asteroids behave.

  5. Gabriella Sciolla:

    Z-prime is much heavier than a Z particle, something like tens of times the mass, z-prime can decay in a very simple way that yields two very energetic muons, which are basically heavier versions of electrons. If we can detect the muon signature of Z-prime, that would support models that predict the existence of Z-prime.

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