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a·tom·ic

atomic

 
pronunciation:
ta mihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to atoms or to the use of atoms in creating energy.
The atomic number of an element is the number of protons found in the nucleus of its atoms.Energy can be produced through an atomic reaction.Japan has relied on atomic energy for a sizable part of its energy needs.
definition 2: of, relating to, or resulting from bombs whose explosive power comes from a series of reactions beginning with the fission of the nuclei of certain atoms.
Atomic bombs were dropped on Japan in 1945.The two nations appeared to be on the brink of atomic warfare.
definition 3: extremely tiny.
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derivation: atomically (adv.)
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