Atom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈætəm|  American pronunciation of the word atom
Brit.  |ˈætəm|  British pronunciation of the word atom


- (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
- (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything (syn: corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle, speck)

Extra examples

There is not an atom of truth to what he said.

...give me just one atom of information about the novel's surprise ending...

There isn't an atom of truth in it.

...the outdated belief that the atom is the smallest particle of matter and is not separable...

The scientific world entered on a new age with the splitting of the atom.

The position of every atom is determined by the equilibration of these two forces.

I suppose in every atom two poles in its superficies, and a Central point within its substance, which I call its Bias.

How awful to feel himself there an atom amidst the infinity of nature!

Word forms

singular: atom
plural: atoms
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