Associations to the word «Atomic»

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ATOMIC, adjective. (physics) (chemistry) Of or relating to atoms
ATOMIC, adjective. Of or employing nuclear energy or processes
ATOMIC, adjective. Infinitesimally small
ATOMIC, adjective. Unable to be split or made any smaller
ATOMIC, adjective. (computing) Said of an operation that is guaranteed to either complete fully, or not at all.
ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY, noun. (chemistry) (physics) A quantitative analytical technique in which the content of various elements are measured via their absorption of light
ATOMIC AGE, proper noun. The era, starting in the 1950s, during which nuclear energy was developed, and in which it was thought that all energy would be provided by such sources.
ATOMIC AUTHORIZATION, noun. (uncountable) The act of securing authorization rights independently from the intermediaries that utilize them and the parties to which they apply
ATOMIC AUTHORIZATION, noun. (countable) (A document containing) published rights with a guarantee of authenticity which may be verified independently of the intermediaries that utilize them and the parties to which they apply.
ATOMIC AUTHORIZATION, noun. (cryptography) (A digitally signed document containing) published rights with cryptographically verifiable integrity, secured independently of the applications that utilize them and entities to which they apply.
ATOMIC BATTERIES, noun. Plural of atomic battery
ATOMIC BATTERY, noun. (physics) any device that converts the energy of particles emitted from atomic nuclei into electrical energy
ATOMIC BOMB, noun. A nuclear weapon that obtains its destructive energy from nuclear fission
ATOMIC BOMBS, noun. Plural of atomic bomb
ATOMIC CLOCK, noun. An extremely accurate reference clock whose operation is based on an atomic process, typically the frequency of electromagnetic radiation associated with a specified energy-level transition in an element such as cesium.
ATOMIC CLOCK, noun. (proscribed) A radio clock.
ATOMIC CLOCKS, noun. Plural of atomic clock
ATOMIC COCKTAIL, noun. (idiomatic) (medicine) A drinkable liquid containing a radioactive substance, used in health care either as a diagnostic aid or as a treatment, especially for cancer of the thyroid.
ATOMIC COCKTAIL, noun. A mixed alcoholic beverage, created in Las Vegas, USA, in the mid-20th century.
ATOMIC EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY, noun. (physics) (chemistry) A form of analytical spectroscopy that measures the radiation emitted at specific wavelengths by the atoms in a very hot sample
ATOMIC ENERGY, noun. The energy released by an atom in a nuclear reaction.
ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE, noun. (physics) A device used to map the atomic structure of a surface by measuring the force acting on the very fine tip of a wire moved over the surface
ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY, noun. The science and technology associated with the design and use of atomic force microscopes
ATOMIC FORENSICS, noun. Nuclear forensics
ATOMIC MASS, noun. The mass of an atom.
ATOMIC MASS, noun. (proscribed) atomic weight; the average mass of atoms of an element.
ATOMIC MASS UNIT, noun. (chemistry) A unit of mass equal to 1/12 the mass of an atom of the 12C isotope of carbon.
ATOMIC MASS UNITS, noun. Plural of atomic mass unit
ATOMIC MASSES, noun. Plural of atomic mass
ATOMIC NUCLEI, noun. Plural of atomic nucleus
ATOMIC NUCLEUS, noun. (physics) A nucleus of an atom; consisting of protons and neutrons, surrounded by an electron cloud.
ATOMIC NUMBER, noun. (physics) (chemistry) The number, equal to the number of protons in an atom that determines its chemical properties. Symbol: Z
ATOMIC NUMBERS, noun. Plural of atomic number
ATOMIC ORBITAL, noun. (quantum) (chemistry) The quantum mechanical behaviour of an electron in an atom describing the probability of the electron's particular position and energy.
ATOMIC ORBITAL, noun. A particular atomic orbital associated with a given set of quantum numbers.
ATOMIC PHYSICS, noun. (physics) (atomic) The branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei.
ATOMIC PILE, noun. (physics) an early nuclear reactor fuelled by uranium and moderated with graphite
ATOMIC PILES, noun. Plural of atomic pile
ATOMIC THEORY, noun. (physics) The theory that all gross matter is composed of atoms.
ATOMIC THEORY, noun. (physics) Any of several theories that explain the structure of the atom, and of subatomic particles.
ATOMIC TIME, noun. Time, as measured by an atomic clock.
ATOMIC WEAPON, noun. A nuclear weapon
ATOMIC WEAPONS, noun. Plural of atomic weapon
ATOMIC WEDGIE, noun. (US) (slang) A prank in which a person's underpants are pulled up sharply from behind up to the shoulders or higher, in order to wedge the clothing uncomfortably between the person's buttocks.
ATOMIC WEDGIES, noun. Plural of atomic wedgie
ATOMIC WEIGHT, noun. Former term for the more specific relative atomic mass.
ATOMIC WEIGHT, noun. A term used to represent the mean relative atomic mass of an element in nature, as distinct from the relative atomic mass of a single isotope.
ATOMIC WEIGHTS, noun. Plural of atomic weight
ATOMIC WINTER, noun. (uncommon) Nuclear winter.
ATOMIC WINTERS, noun. Plural of atomic winter

Dictionary definition

ATOMIC, adjective. Of or relating to or comprising atoms; "atomic structure"; "atomic hydrogen".
ATOMIC, adjective. (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy; "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs".
ATOMIC, adjective. Immeasurably small.

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