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part of speech: noun

One of the minutest parts or atoms into which matter can be mechanically divided; a very small portion or part; the component parts or granules of all solid substances; in gram., a word unvaried by inflection; a small connecting word.

part of speech: noun

A very small piece; a bit; as, a particle of dust: in grammar, a word not used alone, as a conjunction or a preposition.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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