HyperDic: particle

English > 3 senses of the word particle:
NOUNsubstanceparticle, atom, molecule, corpuscle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
objectparticle, subatomic particlea body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
communicationparticlea function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs
particle > pronunciation
Soundspaa'rtahkahl; paa'rtihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > particle: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaning(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything.
Synonymsatom, molecule, corpuscle, mote, speck
NarrowerchylomicronA microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion
flyspeckA tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
grainA relatively small granular particle of a substance
grindingMaterial resulting from the process of grinding
identification particleA tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishátomo, corpúsculo, insignificancia, menudencia, miaja, molécula, mota, partícula, pellizco, pizca
Catalanàtom, bocí, bri, corpuscle, engruna, espurna, mica, partícula, pessic
English > particle: 3 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions.
Synonymsubatomic particle
Narroweralpha particleA positively charged particle that is the nucleus of the helium atom
beta particleA high-speed electron or positron emitted in the decay of a radioactive isotope
bosonAny particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle
deuteronThe nucleus of deuterium
elementary particle, fundamental particle(physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom
fermionAny particle that obeys Fermi-Dirac statistics and is subject to the Pauli exclusion principle
ionA particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative)
magnetic monopoleA hypothetical particle with a single magnetic pole instead of the usual / usual two
micelleAn electrically charged particle built up from polymeric molecules or ions and occurring in certain colloidal electrolytic solutions like soaps and detergents
prion(microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but lacking nucleic acid
scintillaA sparkling glittering particle
superstringA hypothetical particle that is the elementary particle in a theory of space-time
thermionAn electrically charged particle (electron or ion) emitted by a substance at a high temperature
virino(microbiology) a hypothetical infectious particle thought to be the cause of scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the central nervous system
virion(virology) a complete viral particle
BroaderbodyAn individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
Spanishpartícula, partículas, partícula subatómica
Catalanpartícula, partícula subatòmica
English > particle: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs.
Broaderfunction word, closed-class wordA word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning / meaning

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