preatomic
adjective Date: 1914 of or relating to a time before the use of the atomic bomb and atomic energy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • preatomic — PREATÓMIC, Ă adj. Anterior descompunerii atomului. [cf. fr. préatomique]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  PREATÓMIC, Ă adj. anterior descoperirii şi utilizării energiei atomice. (< pre + atomic) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • preatomic — adj. existing or occurring before the use of atomic energy. * * * |prē+ adjective Etymology: pre + atomic : of or relating to a time before the use of the atom bomb and atomic energy the preatomic age preatomic weapons * * * /pree euh tom ik/,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • preatomic — /pree euh tom ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the period of history preceding the atomic age. [1910 15; PRE + ATOMIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • preatomic — pre·atomic …   English syllables

  • preatomic — pre•a•tom•ic [[t]ˌpri əˈtɒm ɪk[/t]] adj. cvb of or pertaining to the period of history preceding the atomic age • Etymology: 1945 …   From formal English to slang

  • pre|a|tom|ic — «PREE uh TOM ihk», adjective. before August 6, 1945, the first military use of the atom bomb, at Hiroshima: »Preatomic age radioactivity was caused by naturally occurring radioisotopes and cosmic radiation (Science News Letter) …   Useful english dictionary

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