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atomic

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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

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

atom·i·cal·lyplay \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of atomic

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



1678

First Known Use of atomic

1678

Rhymes with atomic




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