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atom

noun

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physics and chemistry The smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element.

Roget 180a: inextension, nonextension, point; dot; atom etc. (smallness) 32.   

Roget 193: littleness etc. adj.; smallness etc. (of quantity) 32; exiguity, inextension; parvitude, parvity; duodecimo; Elzevir edition, ... show more

Dutch: atoom
Polish: atom



2 atom

nontechnical usage A tiny piece of anything.

synonyms: corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle, speck.

Roget 32: smallness etc. adj.; littleness etc. (small size) 193; tenuity; paucity; fewness etc. (small number) 103; meanness, ... show more

Dutch: deeltje, partikel, splinter, stofdeeltje, vuiltje
Polish: atom


Moby thesaurus: Bohr atom, Dirac atom, I, Lewis-Langmuir atom, Thomson atom, ace, acid, acidity, agent, air, alkali, alkalinity, alloisomer, anion, antacid, atomic model, atomic particles, atoms, base, biochemical ... show more.

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