Meaning of PARTICLE in English

PARTICLE

n. 1 a minute portion of matter. 2 the least possible amount (not a particle of sense). 3 Gram. a a minor part of speech, esp. a short undeclinable one. b a common prefix or suffix such as in-, -ness.

[ ME f. L particula (as PART) ]

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