at·​o·​mic·​i·​ty | \ ˌatəˈmisətē, ˌatə-, -ətē, -i \
plural -es

Definition of atomicity

1a : valence
b : the number of atoms in the molecule of an element
c : the number of replaceable atoms or groups in the molecule of a compound
2 : the state of consisting of atoms
3 philosophy : the nature, character, or property of being atomic

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“Atomicity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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