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elementary particle

  

      n   any of several entities, such as electrons, neutrons, or protons, that are less complex than atoms and are regarded as the constituents of all matter,   (Also called)    fundamental particle  
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elementary  
      adj  
1    not difficult; simple; rudimentary  
2    of or concerned with the first principles of a subject; introductory or fundamental  
3      (Maths)   (of a function) having the form of an algebraic, exponential, trigonometric, or a logarithmic function, or any combination of these  
4      (Chem)      another word for       elemental       5  
  elementarily      adv  
  elementariness      n  


elementary particle  
      n   any of several entities, such as electrons, neutrons, or protons, that are less complex than atoms and are regarded as the constituents of all matter,   (Also called)    fundamental particle  
elementary school  
      n  
1      (Brit)      a former name for       primary school  
2      (Also called (in the U.S.))    grade school, grammar school     (U.S. and Canadian)   a state school in which instruction is given for the first six to eight years of a child's education  

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elementary

  
1    clear, easy, facile, plain, rudimentary, simple, straightforward, uncomplicated  
2    basic, bog-standard     (informal)   elemental, fundamental, initial, introductory, original, primary, rudimentary  
  
Antonyms     
   advanced, complex, complicated, higher, highly-developed, progressive, secondary, sophisticated  

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n.
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
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