(n.) 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.

(n.) Any very small portion or part; the smallest portion; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue.

(n.) A crumb or little piece of concecrated host.

(n.) The smaller hosts distributed in the communion of the laity.

(n.) 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.

Related Terms:

aller, backward, communion, conjunct, conjunction, crate, crated, crumb, distribute, distributed, dust, except, host, inflect, inflected, interject, interjection, jot, junction, laity, lest, let, lovely, morse, morsel, neve, never, ordinate, otis, patriot, patriotism, preposition, reposit, reposition, riot, subordinate, tributed, trio, virtu, virtue


alpha particle, beta particle, elementary particle

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