Definitions for atomic
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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
Atomic refers to something related to, characteristic of, or constituting atoms, which are the smallest particles of a chemical element that can exist and that retains the properties of that element. It can also refer to a form of energy generated by manipulating the structure of the atom, often through nuclear fission or fusion. In computer science, it also refers to operations or systems that are indivisible, unchangeable, or cannot be interrupted.
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
All that dust on there. It'd be like an atomic bomb. i bet you if my sixth boy comes home, the needles will drop right off.
The schedule we put together for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is filled with great venues on a timeline that works well for our participants, our first five events in Florida went off extremely well and we look forward to carrying that momentum into Ohio with our first point-paying race at Atomic Speedway.
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. (on atomic energy)
I felt like I was in a dream. I'm a victim of the atomic bombing and while he is not the person directly involved in it, he's the grandson of the man who ordered (it), now we shook hands, smiled and laughed. I cannot describe how moved I was. This is peace, I told myself.
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
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- ذري, نوويArabic
- atòmicCatalan, Valencian
- atomar, AtomGerman
- idioottivarma, perus-, atomimittakaavainen, atomaarinen, ydin, atomi, jakamaton, atominenFinnish
- indivisible, atomiqueFrench
- atomikHaitian Creole
- атомски, àtōmskīSerbo-Croatian
- atom, atomär, atomiskSwedish
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