Definitions for subatomicˌsʌb əˈtɒm ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•a•tom•icˌsʌb əˈtɒm ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a process that occurs within an atom.

    Category: Physics

  2. of or pertaining to particles contained in an atom, as electrons, protons, or neutrons.

    Category: Physics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subatomic(adj)

    of or relating to constituents of the atom or forces within the atom

    "subatomic particles"; "harnessing subatomic energy"

  2. subatomic(adj)

    of smaller than atomic dimensions


  1. subatomic(Adjective)

    Relating to particles that are constituents of the atom, or are smaller than an atom; such as proton, neutron, electron, etc.

  2. subatomic(Adjective)

    Relating to any length or mass that is smaller in scale than a the diameter of a hydrogen atom.

    The electron microscope is able to resolve detail at the subatomic level.


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