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  1. (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. An ultimate indivisible particle of matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An ultimate particle of matter not necessarily indivisible; a molecule. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A constituent particle of matter, or a molecule supposed to be made up of subordinate particles. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The smallest particle of matter that can enter into combination; one of the elementary constituents of a molecule. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Anything extremely small; a particle; a whit. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To reduce to atoms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. 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.
  10. The smallest possible quantity of an element which is capable of chemical action. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. The smallest mass of a molecular element. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. 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.
  13. ATOMIC, ATOMICAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A minute particle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Atomic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. at'om, n. a particle of matter so small that it cannot be cut or divided, the unit of matter; anything very small.--adjs. ATOM'IC, -AL, pertaining to atoms.--ns. ATOMIC'ITY; ATOMIS[=A]'TION (med.) the reduction of liquids to the form of spray; AT'OMISM, the doctrine that atoms arranged themselves into the universe: the atomic theory; AT'OMIST, one who believes in atomism.--adj. ATOMIS'TIC.--adv. ATOMIST'ICALLY.--n. AT'OMY, an atom, or mote: (Shak.) a pygmy.--ATOMIC PHILOSOPHY, a system of philosophy enunciated by Democritus, which taught that the ultimate constituents of all things are indivisible particles, differing in form and in their relations to each other; ATOMIC THEORY, the hypothesis that all chemical combinations take place between the ultimate particles of bodies, uniting each atom to atom, or in proportions expressed by some simple multiple of the number of atoms. [Gr. atomos--a, not, temnein, tamein, to cut. See ATOM.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. [Greek] One of the ultimate particles of which a molecule is made up; the smallest possible amount of an element capable of existing and of still exhibiting the chemical properties of that element. na
  21. Body too small to be divided; physical a., supposed ultimate particle of matter; chemical aa., smallest particles in which elements combine with themselves or each other; minute portion; small thing. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Any one of the ultimate particles of a molecule or of matter. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. In recent chemistry, the smallest conceivable portion of an elementary body which can preserve the chemical properties of the body and go into and out of combination . Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. [Gr.] One of the ultimate portions into which matter is divisible, and which are assumed to be incapable of further division. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. A molecule (q.v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. n. An ultimate indivisible particle of matter; –a constituent particle of matter; –anything extremely small. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. Such a small particle as cannot be phisically divided; any thing extremely small. Complete Dictionary

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