Meaning of PARTICLE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ pɑ:(r)tɪk(ə)l ]
A particle of something is a very small piece or amount of it.
There is a particle of truth in his statement.
N-COUNT : oft N of n
In physics, a particle is a piece of matter smaller than an atom, for example an electron or a proton. ( TECHNICAL )
In grammar, a particle is a preposition such as ‘into’ or an adverb such as ‘out’ which can combine with a verb to form a phrasal verb.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006