atomic

atomic

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English

Etymology

atom +‎ -ic

Pronunciation

  • (General Australian) enPR: əˈtŏm.ĭk, IPA(key): /əˈtɔm.ɪk/
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: əˈtŏm.ĭk, IPA(key): /əˈtɒm.ɪk/
  • (General American) enPR: əˈtä.mĭk, IPA(key): /əˈtɑː.mɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɒmɪk

Adjective

atomic (not comparable)

  1. (physics, chemistry) Of or relating to atoms; composed of atoms; monatomic.
  2. Of or employing nuclear energy or processes.
  3. Infinitesimally small.
  4. Unable to be split or made any smaller.
  5. (computing) Of an operation: guaranteed to complete either fully or not at all while waiting in a pause, and running synchronously when called by multiple asynchronous threads.

Antonyms

  • molecular (1)

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

atomic (plural atomics)

  1. (computing) An atomic operation.

Anagrams

  • -o-matic, matico

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