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Synonyms for particle
ˈpɑr tɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(noun)

    (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

    Synonyms:
    mote, jot, soupcon, touch, tinge, blood corpuscle, molecule, corpuscle, blood cell, speck, hint, pinch, atom, mite, pinpoint, subatomic particle

  2. particle, subatomic particle(noun)

    a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions

    Synonyms:
    mote, atom, molecule, subatomic particle, corpuscle, speck

  3. particle(noun)

    a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

    Synonyms:
    mote, atom, molecule, subatomic particle, corpuscle, speck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. particle

    A particle is a very small part of any material substance; as, a particle of sand or of dust; it is a general term, not accurately determinate in meaning. Atom (Greek a- privative, not, and temno, cut) etymologically signifies that which can not be cut or divided, and is the smallest conceivable particle of matter, regarded as absolutely homogeneous and as having but one set of properties; atoms are the ultimate particles of matter. A molecule is made up of atoms, and is regarded as separable into its constituent parts; as used by physicists, a molecule is the smallest conceivable part which retains all the characteristics of the substance; thus, a molecule of water is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. Element in chemistry denotes, without reference to quantity, a substance regarded as simple, i. e., one incapable of being resolved by any known process into simpler substances; the element gold may be represented by an ingot or by a particle of gold-dust. In popular language, an element is any essential constituent; the ancients believed that the universe was made up of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water; a storm is spoken of as a manifestation of the fury of the elements. We speak of corpuscles of blood. Compare PART.

    Synonyms:
    atom, corpuscle, element, grain, iota, jot, mite, molecule, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit

    Antonyms:
    aggregate, entirety, mass, quantity, sum, sum total, total, whole

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. particle

    Synonyms:
    bit, grain, jot, mite, tittle, atom

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. particle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bit, ATOM, MOLECULE, corpuscle, mote, jot, iota, tittle, whit, grain, scrap, mite, scintilla, ace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. particle(n)

    Synonyms:
    bit, atom, molecule, monad

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "particle":

    particulate, particles, particulates, pm, parcel, particleboard

How to pronounce particle?

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How to say particle in sign language?

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How to use particle in a sentence?

  1. Janice Nolen:

    We've made great strides cleaning up some of the sources [ of pollution ]. We have much cleaner vehicles, power plants are doing better, but a lot of this is challenged by the current administration's rollbacks and with climate change, because we have such extreme weather patterns of drought and wildfire and that can add to particle pollution.

  2. Leo Tolstoy:

    Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    How do we define consciousness, or what has been called the human soul or the spirit, if it can't be quantified as matter or a particle? ... it can be quantified or observed just by a process of elimination.

  4. Richard Lampitt:

    Particle size is only mentioned in passing... and yet this has a massive effect on the data presented and the conclusions reached.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Which came first — the observer or the particle?


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