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Definitions of atomic

  1. of or relating to or comprising atoms; "atomic structure"; "atomic hydrogen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. weapons using atomic energy; "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. immeasurably small Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy; "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Alt. of Atomical Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Consisting of matter in the smallest particles; extremely minute. Also, atomical. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Relating to an atom. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8. Pertaining to or consisting of atoms; extremely minute. The Atomic philosophy, of the ancient Epicureans, that atoms are endued with gravity and motion, by which all things were formed without the agency of God. The Atomic theory, or the doctrine of definite proportions, that all chemical combinations take place between the ultimate particles of bodies, and that these unite, either atom with atom, or in a proportion expressed by some simple multiple of the number of atoms. Atomic weights, the relative weights of bodies, and therefore their atoms in chemical combination. See Equivalent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Relating to atoms; consisting of atoms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. (From Greek "atomos", indivisible) Indivisible;cannot be split up.For example, an instruction may be said to do several things"atomically", i.e. all the things are done immediately, andthere is no chance of the instruction being half-completed orof another being interspersed. Used especially to convey thatan operation cannot be interrupted.An atomic data type has no internal structure visible to theprogram. It can be represented by a flat domain (allelements are equally defined). Machine integers andBooleans are two examples.An atomic database transaction is one which is guaranteed tocomplete successfully or not at all. If an error prevents apartially-performed transaction from proceeding to completion,it must be "backed out" to prevent the database being left inan inconsistent state. foldoc_fs
  11. Of or pertaining to an atom. A. weight, the weight of an atom, measured by comparison with the weight of hydrogen as a unit. A. heat, see Heat. na
  12. Of, pertaining to, atoms; a. philosophy, doctrine of formation of all things from indivisible particles endued with gravity and motion; (Chem.) a. theory (that elemental bodies consist of indivisible atoms of definite relative weight, and that atoms of different elements unite with each other in fixed proportions, which determine the proportions in which elements and compounds enter into chemical combination); unit of a. weight, weight of an atom of hydrogen. Hence atomical a., atomically adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Pertaining to an atom. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. Pertaining to atoms, Appleton's medical dictionary.

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