non·​atom·​ic ˌnän-ə-ˈtä-mik How to pronounce nonatomic (audio)
: not atomic: such as
: not relating to, concerned with, or composed of atoms
Gerald Cleaver, professor and graduate program director in Baylorʼs department of physics, will present "Life on the Landscape," which will consider the place of the Earthʼs universe and the possibility of nonatomic-based (intelligent) life forms outside of it.The Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald
: not relating to, being, or involving atomic weapons
nonatomic bombs/weapons
a nonatomic war

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonatomic was in 1841

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“Nonatomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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