- the aggregate of such particles, especially as produced by one source: tests to analyze diesel particulates.
- Meteorology.solid or liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere, especially pollutants.
- particulars of claim,
- particulate inheritance,
- parting is such sweet sorrow,
- parting line
Origin of particulate
Examples from the Web for particulate
Burning charcoal generates hydrocarbons, particulate air pollution, wildfires, and carbon footprints.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th|P. J. O’Rourke|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither the particulate nor the chemical theories help us here.Science and Morals and Other Essays|Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
These results of experiments are commonly understood to prove the particulate character of the agents so studied.
The result is a case of particulate inheritance—the single comb being inherited anteriorly and the oo comb posteriorly.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl|Charles Benedict Davenport
1871, from Modern Latin particulatus, from particula (see particle). As a noun from 1960. Related: Particulates.