atomic

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adjective atom·ic \ə-ˈtä-mik\

Definition of atomic

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or concerned with atoms atomic physicsb :  nuclear 2 atomic energy

  2. 2a :  marked by acceptance of the theory of atomismb :  atomistic 2

  3. 3 :  minute

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

atomically

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

1678

First Known Use of atomic

1678



ATOMIC Defined for English Language Learners

atomic

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adjective atom·ic \ə-ˈtä-mik\

Definition of atomic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to atoms

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


ATOMIC Defined for Kids

atomic

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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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