Meaning of PARTICLE in English

PARTICLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ pɑ:(r)tɪk(ə)l ]

( particles)

1.

A particle of something is a very small piece or amount of it.

There is a particle of truth in his statement.

...food particles.

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2.

In physics, a particle is a piece of matter smaller than an atom, for example an electron or a proton. ( TECHNICAL )

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3.

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.

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