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Definition of Particle

Particle

  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.
  2. Any very small portion or part; the smallest portion; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue.
  3. A crumb or little piece of concecrated host.
  4. The smaller hosts distributed in the communion of the laity.
  5. 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.

Particle Quotations

Life is strong and fragile. It's a paradox... It's both things, like quantum physics: It's a particle and a wave at the same time. It all exists all together.
Joan Jett

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
Jane Porter

When I was 16 years old, I assembled a 2.3 million electron volt beta particle accelerator. I went to Westinghouse, I got 400 pounds of translator steel, 22 miles of copper wire, and I assembled a 6-kilowatt, 2.3 million electron accelerator in the garage.
Michio Kaku

I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found.
Stephen Hawking

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
Henry James
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Particle Translations

particle in Afrikaans is item
particle in Dutch is item, deeltje, jaartelling, deel
particle in Finnish is osanen
particle in French is particule
particle in German is Teilchen, Partikel, Teil
particle in Hungarian is szemcse
particle in Italian is particola

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