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See also: atòmic
- (Australia) 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/
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- Rhymes: -ɒmɪk
- (physics, chemistry) 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.
- Infinitesimally small.
The hairs on a bedbug are almost atomic.
- Unable to be split or made any smaller.
A bit is an atomic item of data.
- (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.
- molecular (1)
Terms derived from atomic
of, or relating to atoms
of, or employing nuclear energy or processes
unable to be split
computing: guaranteed to either complete fully, or not at all
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atomic (plural atomics)
- (computing) An atomic operation.