Particle

Definition of Particle

Par´ti`cle
n.1.A minute part or portion of matter; a morsel; a little bit; an atom; a jot; as, a particle of sand, of wood, of dust.
The small size of atoms which unite
To make the smallest particle of light.
- Blackmore.
2.Any very small portion or part; the smallest portion; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue.
The houses had not given their commissioners authority in the least particle to recede.
- Clarendon.
3.(R. C. Ch.) A crumb or little piece of consecrated host.
4.(Gram.) A subordinate word that is never inflected (a preposition, conjunction, interjection); or a word that can not be used except in compositions; as, ward in backward, ly in lovely.
4.(Physics) An elementary particle.

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