Synonyms of 'speck'
a very small mark or spotThere is a speck of blood by his ear.
a small or tiny piece of somethingHe leaned forward and brushed a speck of dust off his shoes.
Particles of food can get stuck between the teeth.
a bit of cake
a grain of sand
one carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
There is not a shred of truth in this story.
It doesn't affect my judgement one jot.
I like to think I've had a modicum of success.
It does not make one whit of difference what we do.
Our credit standards have not changed one iota.
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in the sense of atom
a very small amountone carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
in the sense of bit
a small piece, portion, or quantitya bit of cake
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