subatomic

adjective sub·atom·ic \ -ə-ˈtä-mik \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of subatomic

1 : of or relating to the inside of the atom
2 : of, relating to, or being particles smaller than atoms

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First Known Use of subatomic

1874


SUBATOMIC Defined for English Language Learners

subatomic

adjective

Definition of subatomic for English Language Learners

  • : smaller than an atom

  • : of or relating to the inside of an atom


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subatomic

adjective sub·atom·ic \ ˌsəb-ə-ˈtäm-ik \

medical Definition of subatomic

1 : of or relating to the inside of the atom
2 : of, relating to, or being particles smaller than atoms

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