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particle

P`ARTICLE, n. [L. particula, from pars, part.]

1. A minute part or portion of matter; as a particle of sand, of lime or of light.

2. In physics, a minute part of a body, an aggregation or collection of which constitutes the whole body or mass. The word is sometimes used in the same sense as atom, in the ancient Epicurean philosophy, and corpuscle in the latter. In this sense, particles are the elements or constituent parts of bodies.

3. Any very small portion or part; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue; he would not resign a particle of his property.

4. In the Latin church, a crumb or little piece of consecrated bread.

5. In grammar, a word that is not varied or inflected; as a preposition.

Organic particles, very minute moving bodies,perceptible only by the help of the microscope, discovered in the semen of animals.




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P`ARTICLE, n. [L. particula, from pars, part.]

1. A minute part or portion of matter; as a particle of sand, of lime or of light.

2. In physics, a minute part of a body, an aggregation or collection of which constitutes the whole body or mass. The word is sometimes used in the same sense as atom, in the ancient Epicurean philosophy, and corpuscle in the latter. In this sense, particles are the elements or constituent parts of bodies.

3. Any very small portion or part; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue; he would not resign a particle of his property.

4. In the Latin church, a crumb or little piece of consecrated bread.

5. In grammar, a word that is not varied or inflected; as a preposition.

Organic particles, very minute moving bodies,perceptible only by the help of the microscope, discovered in the semen of animals.


PAR'TI-CLE, n. [It. particola; Fr. particule; L. particula, from pars, part.]

  1. A minute part or portion of matter; as, a particle of sand, of lime or of light.
  2. In physics, a minute part of a body, an aggregation or collection of which constitutes the whole body or mass. The word is sometimes used in the same sense as atom, in the ancient Epicurean philosophy, and corpuscle in the latter. In this sense, particles are the elements or constituent parts of bodies. – Encyc.
  3. Any very small portion or part; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue; he would not resign a particle of his property.
  4. In the Latin church, a crum or little piece of consecrated bread. – Encyc.
  5. In grammar, a word that is not varied or inflected; as a preposition. Organic particles, very minute moving bodies, perceptible only by the help of the microscope, discovered in the semen of animals. – Encyc.

Par"ti*cle
  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.

    The small size of atoms which unite
    To make the smallest particle of light.
    Blackmore.

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

    The houses had not given their commissioners authority in the least particle to recede. Clarendon.

  3. A crumb or little piece of concecrated host.

    (b)
  4. 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.
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Particle

P'ARTICLE, noun [Latin particula, from pars, part.]

1. A minute part or portion of matter; as a particle of sand, of lime or of light.

2. In physics, a minute part of a body, an aggregation or collection of which constitutes the whole body or mass. The word is sometimes used in the same sense as atom, in the ancient Epicurean philosophy, and corpuscle in the latter. In this sense, particles are the elements or constituent parts of bodies.

3. Any very small portion or part; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue; he would not resign a particle of his property.

4. In the Latin church, a crumb or little piece of consecrated bread.

5. In grammar, a word that is not varied or inflected; as a preposition.

Organic particles, very minute moving bodies, perceptible only by the help of the microscope, discovered in the semen of animals.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. Not hatched; not having left the egg.

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