[uh-tom-ik] /əˈtɒm ɪk/
of, pertaining to, resulting from, or using , , or atomic bombs:
an atomic explosion.
propelled or driven by :
an atomic submarine.
Chemistry. existing as free, uncombined .
of, using, or characterized by atomic bombs or atomic energy: atomic warfare
of, related to, or comprising atoms: atomic hydrogen
extremely small; minute
(logic) (of a sentence, formula, etc) having no internal structure at the appropriate level of analysis. In predicate calculus, Fa is an atomic sentence and Fx an atomic predicate
1670s as a philosophical term (see atomistic); scientific sense dates from 1811, from atom + -ic. Atomic number is from 1821; atomic mass is from 1848. Atomic energy first recorded 1906 in modern sense (as intra-atomic energy from 1903).
March, 1903, was an historic date for chemistry. It is, also, as we shall show, a date to which, in all probability, the men of the future will often refer as the veritable beginning of the larger powers and energies that they will control. It was in March, 1903, that Curie and Laborde announced the heat-emitting power of radium. [Robert Kennedy Duncan, “The New Knowledge,” 1906]
Atomic bomb first recorded 1914 in writings of H.G. Wells, who thought of it as a bomb “that would continue to explode indefinitely.”
When you can drop just one atomic bomb and wipe out Paris or Berlin, war will have become monstrous and impossible. [S. Strunsky, “Yale Review,” January 1917]
Atomic Age is from 1945. Atomical is from 1640s.
[a-truh-fee] /ˈæ trə fi/ noun 1. Also, atrophia [uh-troh-fee-uh] /əˈtroʊ fi ə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage. 2. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of […]
[non-uh-ten-duh ns] /ˌnɒn əˈtɛn dəns/ noun 1. failure to attend: Members of the society can be dropped for chronic nonattendance. /ˌnɒnəˈtɛndəns/ noun 1. the act or an instance of not attending an event, meeting, etc
[verb uh-trib-yoot; noun a-truh-byoot] /verb əˈtrɪb yut; noun ˈæ trəˌbyut/ verb (used with object), attributed, attributing. 1. to regard as resulting from a specified cause; consider as caused by something indicated (usually followed by to): She attributed his bad temper to ill health. 2. to consider as a quality or characteristic of the person, thing, […]
[aw-duh-buh l] /ˈɔ də bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard. noun 2. Also called automatic, checkoff. Football. a play called at the line of scrimmage to supersede the play originally agreed upon as the result of a change in strategy. /ˈɔːdɪbəl/ adjective 1. perceptible to the hearing; […]