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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] particula ‘small part, particle’, diminutive of pars ‘part, piece’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
particle

Plural
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particle ({{{1}}})
  1. A body with very small size; a fragment.
  2. (physics) An elementary particle or subatomic particle.
  3. (linguistics) A word that has a particular grammatical function but does not obviously belong to any particular part of speech, such as the word to in English infinitives or O as the vocative particle.

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