any of the classes into which words in some languages, as Latin and English, have traditionally been divided on the basis of their meaning, form, or syntactic function, as, in English, noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.
a class of words sharing important syntactic or semantic features; a group of words in a language that may occur in similar positions or fulfil similar functions in a sentence. The chief parts of speech in English are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, adverb, verb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection POS
c.1500, translating Latin pars orationis (see parse). Noun, adjective, pronoun, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Sometimes article and participle are counted among them.
[pahr-ton] /ˈpɑr tɒn/ noun, Physics. 1. a constituent of the nucleon originally postulated in the theoretical analysis of high-energy scattering of electrons by nucleons and subsequently identified with quarks and gluons. /ˈpɑːˌtɒn/ noun 1. (physics) a hypothetical elementary particle postulated as a constituent of neutrons and protons /ˈpɑːtən/ noun 1. Dolly. born 1946, US country […]
[pahr-too k] /pɑrˈtʊk/ verb 1. simple past tense of . [pahr-teyk] /pɑrˈteɪk/ verb (used without object), partook, partaken, partaking. 1. to take or have a part or share along with others; participate (usually followed by in): He won’t partake in the victory celebration. 2. to receive, take, or have a share or portion (usually followed […]
- Part per million
noun a unit of measure of the amount of dissolved solids in a solution in terms of a ratio between the number of parts of solids to a million parts of total volume; abbr. Ppm
[pahr-trij] /ˈpɑr trɪdʒ/ noun, plural partridges (especially collectively) partridge. 1. any of several Old World gallinaceous game birds of the subfamily Perdicinae, especially Perdix perdix. 2. Chiefly Northern U.S. the ruffed grouse. 3. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. . 4. any of several other North American gallinaceous game birds. 5. any of various South […]
[pahr-trij-ber-ee] /ˈpɑr trɪdʒˌbɛr i/ noun, plural partridgeberries. 1. a North American trailing plant, Mitchella repens, of the madder family, having roundish evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and scarlet . /ˈpɑːtrɪdʒˌbɛrɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. Also called boxberry, twinberry. a creeping woody rubiaceous plant, Mitchella repens, of E North America with small white fragrant flowers and […]