Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun particle

3 senses of particle

Sense 1
atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck -- ((nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything)
       => material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")

Sense 2
particle, subatomic particle -- (a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions)
       => body -- (an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body")

Sense 3
particle -- (a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs)
       => function word, closed-class word -- (a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning)

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