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particle

noun uk   /ˈpɑː.tɪ.kl̩/  us   /ˈpɑːr.t̬ə-/

particle noun (GRAMMAR)

[C] a word or a part of a word that has a grammatical purpose but often has little or no meaning: In the sentence "I tidied up the room", the adverb "up" is a particle.
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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.
Translations of “particle”
in Arabic ذَرّة…
in Korean 아주 작은 입자…
in Malaysian habuk…
in French particule…
in Turkish zerre, tanecik, parçacık…
in Italian particella, granello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 小品詞…
in Russian частица, крупица, субатомная частица…
in Polish drobina, cząsteczka, cząstka…
in Vietnamese hạt…
in Spanish partícula…
in Portuguese partícula…
in Thai อนุภาค…
in German das Teilchen…
in Catalan partícula…
in Japanese 粒子…
in Indonesian partikel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 小品词…
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