atomic

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atomic

  1. (physics, chemistry) Of or relating to atoms
    A stream of atomic hydrogen is emitted
  2. Of or employing nuclear energy or processes
    We built a small atomic bomb in the garage
  3. Infinitesimally small
    The hairs on a bedbug are almost atomic
  4. Unable to be split or made any smaller
    A bit is an atomic item of data
  5. (computing) An operation, that is guaranteed to either complete fully or not at all while waiting in a pause, and that, when called by multiple asynchronous threads, runs synchronously
    In order to avoid race conditions, this operation has to be atomic
    Whenever it is possible, use atomic types instead of mutexes

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