Meaning of PARTICLE in English

PARTICLE

(~s)

1.

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

There is a ~ of truth in his statement.

...food ~s.

N-COUNT: oft N of n

2.

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

N-COUNT

3.

In grammar, a ~ is a preposition such as ‘into’ or an adverb such as ‘out’ which can combine with a verb to form a phrasal verb.

N-COUNT

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