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adjective atom·ic \ə-ˈtä-mik\

Simple Definition of atomic

  • : of or relating to atoms

  • : of, relating to, or using the energy that is produced when atoms are split apart

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of atomic

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or concerned with atoms <atomic physics> b :  nuclear 2 <atomic energy>

  2. 2 a :  marked by acceptance of the theory of atomism b :  atomistic 2

  3. 3 :  minute

  4. 4 of a chemical element :  existing in the state of separate atoms


play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of atomic in a sentence

  1. <made atomic adjustments to the clock's mechanism to keep it from whirring as it ran>


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ATOMIC Defined for Kids


adjective atom·ic \ə-ˈtä-mik\

Definition of atomic for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to atoms <atomic physics>

  2. 2 :  nuclear 3 <atomic energy>

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