What does atomic mean?

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əˈtɒm ɪkatom·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atomicadjective

    of or relating to or comprising atoms

    "atomic structure"; "atomic hydrogen"

  2. nuclear, atomicadjective

    (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy

    "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs"

  3. atomicadjective

    immeasurably small

Wiktionary

  1. atomicadjective

    Of, or relating to atoms

    A stream of atomic hydrogen is emitted

  2. atomicadjective

    Of, or employing nuclear energy or processes

    We built a small atomic bomb in the garage

  3. atomicadjective

    Infinitesimally small

    The hairs on a bedbug are almost atomic

  4. atomicadjective

    Unable to be split or made any smaller

    A bit is an atomic item of data

  5. atomicadjective

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atomicadjective

    alt. of Atomical

Freebase

  1. Atomic

    "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

  1. atomic

    [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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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'atomic' in Adjectives Frequency: #966

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atomic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atomic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of atomic in a Sentence

  1. Charles Strickfaden:

    We don’t go back to rewritehistory, we just tell from the historical documents, from government documents, and from our communities what the nation and the public was feeling then. And we leave it up to our public and our visitors to determine their own version onhow the feel about the atomic bomb them and how they feel about nucleartechnology today.

  2. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    The Iranians has the right to have civil nuclear program but not an atomic bomb.

  3. Akira Yamada:

    If you delve into the atomic bombings which had such inhumane results, it was because we fought that ... war of aggression.

  4. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    France wants an agreement, but a robust one that really guarantees that Iran can have access to civilian nuclear power, but not the atomic bomb.

  5. David McClung:

    It was a little scary. It was like an atomic bomb went off.

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