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scintilla (s) (noun); scintillas, scintillae (pl)
1. A very small or tiny particle that glistens: Paul could see the scintillas of dust glittering in the sunshine in his living room.
2. Something that is very small, a smidgen: The recipe called for a scintilla of salt which was much less than the usual amount.
3. A small trace or barely perceptible amount of something; such as, proof supporting a position: There isn't a scintilla of evidence to support the politician's accusations that his opponent is a liar.
4. Etymology: from Latin scintilla, "particle of fire, a spark, a glittering speck."
Very small or a trace.
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Very small or a trace.
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A tiny, minute, or scarcely detectable amount. (2)