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While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle physics was stimulated by a course given by Gell- Mann, who was developing his ideas about Strangeness at the time.
James Cronin

Meaning of "particle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PARTICLE

From Latin particula a small part, from parspart.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PARTICLE

particle  [ˈpɑːtɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PARTICLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Particle is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PARTICLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

particle

Particle

In the physical sciences, a particle is a small localized object to which can be ascribed several physical or chemical properties such as volume or mass. The word is rather general in meaning, and is refined as needed by various scientific fields. Something that is composed of particles may be referred to as particulate, although this term is generally used to refer to a suspension of unconnected particles, rather than a connected particle aggregation. Whether objects can be considered particles depends on the scale of the context; if an object's own size is small or negligible, or if geometrical properties and structure are irrelevant, then it can often be considered a particle. For example, grains of sand on a beach can be considered particles because the size of one grain of sand is negligible compared to the beach, and the features of individual grains of sand are usually irrelevant to the problem at hand. However, grains of sand would not be considered particles if compared to buckyballs.

Definition of particle in the English dictionary

The first definition of particle in the dictionary is an extremely small piece of matter; speck. Other definition of particle is a very tiny amount; iota. Particle is also a function word, esp a word belonging to an uninflected class having suprasegmental or grammatical function.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PARTICLE


aeronautical
ˌɛərəˈnɔːtɪkəl
antiparticle
ˈæntɪˌpɑːtɪkəl
article
ˈɑːtɪkəl
astronautical
ˌæstrəˈnɔːtɪkəl
biopharmaceutical
ˌbaɪəʊˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl
cathartical
kəˈθɑːtɪkəl
cuticle
ˈkjuːtɪkəl
hermeneutical
ˌhɜːmɪˈnjuːtɪkəl
interparticle
ˌɪntəˈpɑːtɪkəl
microparticle
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌpɑːtɪkəl
multiparticle
ˌmʌltɪˈpɑːtɪkəl
nanoparticle
ˈnænəʊˌpɑːtɪkəl
nautical
ˈnɔːtɪkəl
neocortical
ˌniːəʊˈkɔːtɪkəl
pharmaceutical
ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl
quasiparticle
ˌkweɪzaɪˈpɑːtɪkəl
subarticle
ˈsʌbˌɑːtɪkəl
subcortical
sʌbˈkɔːtɪkəl
superparticle
ˈsuːpərˌpɑːtɪkəl
vertical
ˈvɜːtɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PARTICLE

participate
participating insurance
participation
participational
participative
participator
participatory
participatory sport
participial
participially
participle
particle accelerator
particle beam
particle beam weapon
particle board
particle physics
particle separation
particular
particular average

WORDS THAT END LIKE PARTICLE

alpha particle
beta particle
canticle
conventicle
definite article
denticle
elementary particle
epicuticle
feature article
fundamental particle
God particle
Higgs particle
indefinite article
J/psi particle
leading article
negative particle
nobiliary particle
reticle
tau particle
testicle
vehicle

Synonyms and antonyms of particle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PARTICLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «particle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of particle
atom · bit · crumb · grain · iota · jot · mite · molecule · mote · piece · scrap · shred · speck · tittle · whit

Translation of «particle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PARTICLE

Find out the translation of particle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of particle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «particle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

微粒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

partícula
570 millions of speakers

English

particle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجسيمات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

частиц
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

partícula
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কণা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

particule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zarah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Partikel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小さな粒
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

극히 작은 조각
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Partikel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

parçacık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

particella
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cząstek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

частинок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

particulă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σωματιδίων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

deeltjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

partikel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

partikkel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of particle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PARTICLE»

The term «particle» is very widely used and occupies the 13.653 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PARTICLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about particle

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10 QUOTES WITH «PARTICLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word particle.
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Walther Bothe
In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation.
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Walther Bothe
The material particle nature of primary cosmic radiation has been confirmed, although the processes turned out to be extraordinarily more complicated than we had assumed.
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James Cronin
While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle physics was stimulated by a course given by Gell- Mann, who was developing his ideas about Strangeness at the time.
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Ariel Durant
It is good a philosopher should remind himself, now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity.
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Murray Gell-Mann
I do not keep up with the details of particle physics.
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Murray Gell-Mann
I think also of my colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands, and feel that in some measure I am here as a representative of our small, informal, international fraternity.
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Alberto Giacometti
All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
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Paul Henderson
I just refuse to worry or get upset or be fearful. It doesn't do one particle of good.
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Rolf-Dieter Heuer
We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature. The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson opens the way to more detailed studies, requiring larger statistics, which will pin down the new particle's properties, and is likely to shed light on other mysteries of our universe.
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Rolf-Dieter Heuer
The ability to work together has to be in the blood of particle physicists. They learn very early on that it is impossible to advance on one's own and that constant exchange is necessary.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PARTICLE»

Discover the use of particle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to particle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the ...
The book takes us from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity.
Leon Lederman, Dick Teresi, 2006
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Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics
The second part of the text details the properties of various types of particle detectors, such as scintillation and Cerenkov counters, proportional and drift chambers, sampling calorimeters, and special detectors.
Richard C. Fernow, Richard Clinton Fernow, 1989
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Cosmic Rays and Particle Physics
Cambridge English Worldwide offers an exciting new approach for students from ten to sixteen.
Thomas K. Gaisser, 1990
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The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for ...
The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller.
Sean Carroll, 2012
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The Physics of Particle Detectors
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical principles and design of particle detectors, covering all major detector types in use today.
Dan Green, 2000
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Particle Swarm Optimization
This is the first book devoted entirely to Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), which is a non-specific algorithm, similar to evolutionary algorithms, such as taboo search and ant colonies.
Maurice Clerc, 2010
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Principles, Methods and Application of Particle Size Analysis
A book exploring particle size analysis of sedimentary deposits.
James P. M. Syvitski, 2007
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Quantum Theory of Many-particle Systems
This self-contained treatment of nonrelativistic many-particle systems discusses both formalism and applications in terms of ground-state (zero-temperature) formalism, finite-temperature formalism, canonical transformations, and ...
Alexander L. Fetter, John Dirk Walecka, 2003
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Particle Size Measurements: Fundamentals, Practice, Quality
This book focuses on the practical aspects of particle size measurement: a major difference with existing books, which have a more theoretical approach.
Henk G. Merkus, 2009
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Handbook of Charged Particle Optics, Second Edition
The newest edition of a bestseller, the Handbook of Charged Particle Optics, Second Edition provides essential background information for the design and operation of high resolution focused probe instruments.
Jon Orloff, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PARTICLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term particle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Teen masters physics, one particle at a time
Now Carson Graham grad Anita Mahinpei is wrapping up two weeks studying alongside the world's elite at the Perimeter Institute's ... «North Shore News, Jul 15»
2
The Economist explains
LAST week, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider, in Switzerland, announced the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark. Back in ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
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Have we got dark matter all wrong? New theory says mysterious …
The discovery of a massless particle could pave the way to more stable quantum computers many times more powerful than today's gadgets. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Nano-Particle Size Analysis Instrumentation In The Life Sciences …
Nano-particles are defined as small objects, having nanometer size in the range of 1-100 nano-meters. These particles can be divided into ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
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Obscure Particle Could Keep Iran Honest on Its Nuclear Deal
Last week, Iran made a deal with five other world powers about the future of its nuclear programs. But as President Obama made clear in his ... «Wired, Jul 15»
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Material witness: Liquid-state particle physics
The ability of condensed-matter physics to offer models for fundamental and particle physics has a distinguished history. Arguably it ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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Abram Zuil Secondary's particle board wins Sagicor challenge
Essequibo school, Abram Zuil Secondary, won the top price at the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge regional finals held recently in Tampa, ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
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Microsoft and Particle join forces to help customers develop IoT …
Microsoft and Particle have joined forces to help customers use their respective cloud platforms to rapidly develop connected internet of things ... «OnWindows.com, Jul 15»
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New 'phantom particle' discovered by Chinese scientists could mean …
A research team in China claims to have caught a ghostly particle that has haunted and teased physicists for nearly a century. The ground ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
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Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle
Teams at the LHC, the world's largest particle accelerator, recently began a second ... five quarks bound together to form a new type of particle. «EarthSky, Jul 15»

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