Atomic definition

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Involving the use of nuclear weapons.

Atomic warfare.

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Of or relating to an atom or atoms.
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Relating to an atom or to atoms.
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Very small; minute.
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Having its atoms in an uncombined form.

Atomic oxygen.

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Employing nuclear energy.
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(physics, chemistry) Of, or relating to atoms.

A stream of atomic hydrogen is emitted.

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Of, or employing nuclear energy or processes.

We built a small atomic bomb in the garage.

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The hairs on a bedbug are almost atomic.

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Unable to be split or made any smaller.

A bit is an atomic item of data.

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(computing) Said of an operation that is guaranteed to either complete fully, or not at all.

In order to avoid race conditions, this operation has to be atomic.

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Of or employing nuclear energy.

An atomic submarine; atomic weapons.

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Very small; infinitesimal.
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Of an atom or atoms.
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Of, using, or powered by nuclear energy.

An atomic submarine.

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