A pairticle is a minute fragment or quantity o matter.[1] In the pheesical sciences, a pairticle is a smaw localised object tae which can be ascribit several pheesical or chemical properties such as volume or mass.[2] Thay vary greatly in size, frae subatomic pairticles lik the electron, tae microscopic particles lik atoms an molecules, tae macroscopic pairticles lik pouders an ither granular materials. Pairticles can an aa be uised tae mak scienteefic models o even lairger objects, such as humans muivin in a croud.


  1. "particle". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public leebrar membership required.)
  2. "Particle". AMS Glossary. American Meteorological Society. Retrieved 2015-04-12.