of or relating to or comprising atoms
"atomic structure"; "atomic hydrogen"
(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
"nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs"
Of, or relating to atoms
A stream of atomic hydrogen is emitted
Of, or employing nuclear energy or processes
We built a small atomic bomb in the garage
The hairs on a bedbug are almost atomic
Unable to be split or made any smaller
A bit is an atomic item of data
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
alt. of Atomical
"Atomic" is a song by the American New Wave band Blondie, written by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri and produced by Mike Chapman. It was released as the third single from the band's Platinum-plus 1979 album Eat to the Beat.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[from Gk. atomos, indivisible] 1. Indivisible; cannot be split up. For example, an instruction may be said to do several things ‘atomically’, i.e., all the things are done immediately, and there is no chance of the instruction being half-completed or of another being interspersed. Used esp. to convey that an operation cannot be screwed up by interrupts. “This routine locks the file and increments the file's semaphore atomically.” 2. [primarily techspeak] Guaranteed to complete successfully or not at all, usu. refers to database transactions. If an error prevents a partially-performed transaction from proceeding to completion, it must be “backed out”, as the database must not be left in an inconsistent state.Computer usage, in either of the above senses, has none of the connotations that ‘atomic’ has in mainstream English (i.e. of particles of matter, nuclear explosions etc.).
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Rank popularity for the word 'Atomic' in Adjectives Frequency: #966
The numerical value of Atomic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Atomic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Atomic in a Sentence
Words can't describe it, i don't wish it on nobody. ... It's like an atomic bomb went off.
I worry very much about an isolated, paranoid country with atomic bombs, i do feel that a nation with nuclear weapons, they have got to be dealt with. Dealt with effectively.
After 64 years on the seafloor, Independence sits on the bottom as if ready to launch its planes, this ship fought a long, hard war in the Pacific and, after the war, was subjected to two atomic blasts that ripped through the ship. It is a reminder of the industrial might and skill of the 'greatest generation' that sent not only this ship, but their loved ones to war.
Since I do not foresee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the pressure of fear, it would not do.
The Hiroshima Peace Museum is the most visited site for school excursions and every year at this time the media is filled with stories about the nightmarish suffering of the hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) who eloquently recount what they endured.
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- نووي, ذريArabic
- atòmicCatalan, Valencian
- atomar, AtomGerman
- atominen, jakamaton, perus-, idioottivarma, atomimittakaavainen, atomaarinen, ydin, atomiFinnish
- atomique, indivisibleFrench
- atomikHaitian Creole
- àtōmskī, атомскиSerbo-Croatian
- atomär, atomisk, atomSwedish
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