What does atomic mean?

Definitions for atomic
əˈtɒm ɪkatom·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atomic(adj)

    of or relating to or comprising atoms

    "atomic structure"; "atomic hydrogen"

  2. nuclear, atomic(adj)

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

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

  3. atomic(adj)

    immeasurably small

Wiktionary

  1. atomic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to atoms

    A stream of atomic hydrogen is emitted

  2. atomic(Adjective)

    Of, or employing nuclear energy or processes

    We built a small atomic bomb in the garage

  3. atomic(Adjective)

    Infinitesimally small

    The hairs on a bedbug are almost atomic

  4. atomic(Adjective)

    Unable to be split or made any smaller

    A bit is an atomic item of data

  5. atomic(Adjective)

    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. Atomic(adj)

    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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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce atomic?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say atomic in sign language?

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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. Chris Stantis:

    Strontium enters our bodies primarily through the food we eat, it readily replaces calcium, as its a similar atomic radius. This is the same way lead enters our skeletal system; although, while lead is dangerous, strontium is not.

  2. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh:

    We have underground tunnels around the country and under mountains, where we store our missiles... These tunnels can not be destroyed even if targeted by atomic bombs.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. (on atomic energy)

  4. Sherrie Roberts:

    Words can't describe it, i don't wish it on nobody. ... It's like an atomic bomb went off.

  5. Intelligence MinisterMahmoud Alavi:

    You know in the past two decades, they tried their best to isolate my country, to make huge pressure over the country and you know, every foreign pressure over Iran is or has been or will be in favor of radicals and radicals love atomic Iran.

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