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NOUN (2)

1. (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element;

2. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything;
[syn: atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Atom \At"om\, n. [L. atomus, Gr. ?, uncut, indivisible; 'a priv. + ?, verbal adj. of ? to cut: cf. F. atome. See Tome.] 1. (Physics) (a) An ultimate indivisible particle of matter. (b) An ultimate particle of matter not necessarily indivisible; a molecule. (c) A constituent particle of matter, or a molecule supposed to be made up of subordinate particles. [1913 Webster] Note: These three definitions correspond to different views of the nature of the ultimate particles of matter. In the case of the last two, the particles are more correctly called molecules. --Dana. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) The smallest particle of matter that can enter into combination; one of the elementary constituents of a molecule. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything extremely small; a particle; a whit. [1913 Webster] There was not an atom of water. --Sir J. Ross. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Atom \At"om\, v. t. To reduce to atoms. [Obs.] --Feltham. [1913 Webster] Atom bomb
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

atom n 1: (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element 2: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything [syn: atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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