August 05, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
particle /ˈpɑɚtɪkəl/ noun
particle
/ˈpɑɚtɪkəl/
noun

plural particles

Particles of sand falling from a hand
Particles of sand falling from a hand
Learner's definition of PARTICLE

[count]

1 a : a very small piece of something

  • fine particles of sand

  • food particles

b : a very small amount of something

  • There is not a particle of evidence to support their claim.

  • There is not a particle of truth in what he said.

2 physics : any one of the very small parts of matter (such as a molecule, atom, or electron)

  • subatomic particles

3 grammar : an adverb or preposition that when combined with a verb creates a phrasal verb

  • The phrasal verb “look up” consists of the verb “look” and the adverbial particle “up.”

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