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Definition of Atom


  1. An ultimate indivisible particle of matter.
  2. An ultimate particle of matter not necessarily indivisible; a molecule.
  3. A constituent particle of matter, or a molecule supposed to be made up of subordinate particles.
  4. The smallest particle of matter that can enter into combination; one of the elementary constituents of a molecule.
  5. Anything extremely small; a particle; a whit.
  6. To reduce to atoms.

Atom Quotations

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Jack London

Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium.
Richard Dawkins

The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
Harry S Truman

New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
Jackson Pollock

A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
Niels Bohr
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Atom Translations

atom in Danish is atom
atom in Dutch is atoom
atom in French is atome
atom in German is Atom {n}
atom in Swedish is atom
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