Scintilla definition

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A spark.
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A spark; a flash.
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A minute amount; an iota or trace.
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A particle; the least trace.
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A small spark or flash.
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A small or trace amount.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
scintilla
Plural:
scintillae, scintillas

Origin of scintilla

  • Latin spark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Existing in English since the seventeenth century; from Latin scintilla (“sparkling speck, atom").

    From Wiktionary