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Topic: GRAMMAR

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: particula, from pars; PART1

particle

noun
     
par‧ti‧cle [countable]
1 a very small piece of something:
dust particles
particle of
tiny particles of soil
2

not a particle of truth/evidence etc

no truth etc at all:
There's not a particle of truth in what he says.
3 one of the very small pieces of matter that an atom consists of
4 technicalSLG an adverb or preposition that can combine with a verb to form a phrasal verb
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