adjective \ə-ˈtä-mik\

: of or relating to atoms

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

Full Definition of ATOMIC

a :  of, relating to, or concerned with atoms <atomic physics>
b :  nuclear 2 <atomic energy>
a :  marked by acceptance of the theory of atomism
b :  atomistic 2
:  minute
of a chemical element :  existing in the state of separate atoms
atom·i·cal·ly \-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>

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Rhymes with ATOMIC


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