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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