Adjective "Particle" definition and examples

(Particle may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpɑːtɪk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A minute portion of matter.
  1. 'So therefore some particles of matter would survive that annihilation.'
  2. 'And in those experiments we see particles of matter and particles of anti-matter emerging in perfect balance every time.'
  3. 'His entire body was caked with minute particles of dried salt, and it was beginning to drive his Sentinel sense of touch off the irritation scale.'
  4. 'Descartes viewed the world around him as particles of matter and explained natural phenomena through their motion and mechanical interactions.'
  5. 'Here, he asserts that ultimate components of reality are ‘events’, not particles of matter.'
  6. 'Nanochips are integrated circuits so small that individual particles of matter play major roles.'
  7. 'I would like to tell the member that lead is a naturally occurring substance, and that there are probably minute trace elements and particles of lead in most of the things that we consume.'
  8. 'Raw coal also contains moisture and solid particles of mineral matter (ash).'
  9. 'It is true that Newton did suggest that if we could know the forces that operate on the minute particles of matter, we could understand why macroscopic processes occur in the ways they do.'
  10. 'If you want to do a little more thinking, start with particles of matter.'
  11. 'Its output of particles (electrons, protons, ions and atomic nuclei) is approximately one million tonnes per second.'
  12. 'In addition, they must consider the electrons not as particles, but as quantum mechanical waves.'
  13. 'Electrical power can be related to the Planck constant, defined as the ratio between the frequency of an electromagnetic particle such as a photon of light and its energy.'
  14. 'At that time he made the claim, for the first time, that the particle had zero mass.'
  15. 'The isochrone, or curve of constant descent, is the curve along which a particle will descend under gravity from any point to the bottom in exactly the same time, no matter what the starting point.'
The least possible amount.
    (in English) any of the class of words such as in, up, off, over, used with verbs to make phrasal verbs.
    1. 'Hiragana are used in writing verb endings, adverbs, conjunctions, and various sentence particles and are written in a cursive, smooth style.'
    2. 'If no special emphasis is employed, the adverbial particle in a phrasal verb proper is stressed: to píck úp a bóok/píck a bóok úp.'
    3. 'Such a particle would generally be included in a grammar in a post-compositional pragmatic component, but, surprisingly, like also affects basic semantic attributes.'

    More definitions

    1. a minute portion, piece, fragment, or amount; a tiny or very small bit: a particle of dust; not a particle of supporting evidence.

    2. Physics. one of the extremely small constituents of matter, as an atom or nucleus. an elementary particle, quark, or gluon. a body in which the internal motion is negligible.

    3. a clause or article, as of a document.

    4. Grammar. (in some languages) one of the major form classes, or parts of speech, consisting of words that are neither nouns nor ver

    More examples(as adjective)

    "physics can be particle."

    "forms can be particle."

    Origin

    Late Middle English: from Latin particula ‘little part’, diminutive of pars, part-.