Definition of Particle. Meaning of Particle. Synonyms of Particle

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Definition of Particle

Particle
Particle Par"ti*cle, n. [L. particula, dim of pars, gen partis, a part: cf. F. particule. See Part, and cf. Parcel.] 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) A crumb or little piece of concecrated host. (b) The smaller hosts distributed in the communion of the laity. --Bp. Fitzpatrick. 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.

Meaning of Particle from wikipedia

- quantity, from subatomic particles like the electron, to microscopic particles like atoms and molecules, to macroscopic particles like powders and other...
- Particle physics (also known as high energy physics) is a branch of physics that studies the nature of the particles that constitute matter and radiation...
- a subatomic particle is a particle that is smaller than an atom. According to the Standard Model of particle physics, a subatomic particle can be either...
- Wave–particle duality is the concept in quantum mechanics that every particle or quantum entity may be described as either a particle or a wave. It expresses...
- In particle physics, an elementary particle or fundamental particle is a subatomic particle that is not composed of other particles.: 1–3  Particles currently...
- Alpha particles, also called alpha rays or alpha radiation, consist of two protons and two neutrons bound together into a particle identical to a helium-4...
- Particle board, also known as chipboard, is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips or jutestick chips and a synthetic resin or other suitable...
- Higgs boson, sometimes called the Higgs particle, is an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics produced by the quantum excitation...
- In physics, a charged particle is a particle with an electric charge. It may be an ion, such as a molecule or atom with a surplus or deficit of electrons...
- A particle accelerator is a machine that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to very high speeds and energies, and to contain them...