atomic

atomic
adjective Date: 1678 1. a. of, relating to, or concerned with atoms <
atomic physics
>
b. nuclear 2 <
atomic energy
>
2. a. marked by acceptance of the theory of atomism b. atomistic 2 3. minute 4. of a chemical element existing in the state of separate atoms • atomically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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