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Definitions of atom

  1. An ultimate indivisible particle of matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An ultimate particle of matter not necessarily indivisible; a molecule. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A constituent particle of matter, or a molecule supposed to be made up of subordinate particles. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The smallest particle of matter that can enter into combination; one of the elementary constituents of a molecule. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Anything extremely small; a particle; a whit. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The smallest part into which an element can be divided without losing its nature; a minute quantity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A particle of matter so small that it cannot be cut or divided: anything very small. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. ATOMIC, ATOMICAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A minute particle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Atomic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. One of the indivisible parts of which all matter is supposed to be formed; any exceedingly small particle or thing; an iota. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A particle of matter so minute as to admit of no division; a molecule: anything extremely small. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A particle of matter that cannot be made smaller; anything extremely small. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for atom

  1. I wanted not to leave my brother Tom, but more especially, believe me, I should like to have remained near you, were it but for an atom of consolation after parting with so dear a daughter. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  2. Rona, if you care one atom for me, stop! – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
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