Atomistic At`om*is"tic, a. 1. Of or pertaining to atoms; relating to atomism. [R.] [1913 Webster]

It is the object of the mechanical atomistic philosophy to confound synthesis with synartesis. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. divided into separate and often disparate elements; -- the opposite of {holistic}.

Syn: atomistical. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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