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"particle" in British English

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particlenoun

uk   /ˈpɑː.tɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈpɑːr.t̬ə.kəl/
  • particle noun (SMALL PIECE)

C2 [C] an extremely small piece of matter: Dust particles must have got into the motor. Electrons are atomic particles.
[S] a very small amount of something: She wouldn't give me even the slightest particle of information about what she'd been doing.
(Definition of particle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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particlenoun [C]

us   /ˈpɑr·t̬ɪ·kəl/
an extremely small piece of something: dust particles
physics A particle is also any of the smallest pieces of matter that make up atoms or the parts of atoms.
(Definition of particle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “particle”
in Korean 아주 작은 입자…
in Arabic ذَرّة…
in Malaysian habuk…
in French particule…
in Russian частица, крупица, субатомная частица…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 小品詞…
in Italian particella, granello…
in Turkish zerre, tanecik, parçacık…
in Polish drobina, cząsteczka, cząstka…
in Spanish partícula…
in Vietnamese hạt…
in Portuguese partícula…
in Thai อนุภาค…
in German das Teilchen…
in Catalan partícula…
in Japanese 粒子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 小品词…
in Indonesian partikel…
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