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Until four years ago, in fact, I was absolutely in love with the atom.
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Meaning of "atom" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ATOM

Via Old French and Latin, from Greek atomos (n), from atomos (adj) that cannot be divided, from a-1 + temnein to cut.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ATOM

atom  [ˈætəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ATOM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Atom is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ATOM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Atom

The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The atomic nucleus contains a mix of positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons. The electrons of an atom are bound to the nucleus by the electromagnetic force. Likewise, a group of atoms can remain bound to each other by chemical bonds based on the same force, forming a molecule. An atom containing an equal number of protons and electrons is electrically neutral, otherwise it is positively or negatively charged and is known as an ion. An atom is classified according to the number of protons and neutrons in its nucleus: the number of protons determines the chemical element, and the number of neutrons determines the isotope of the element. Chemical atoms, which in science now carry the simple name of "atom," are minuscule objects with diameters of a few tenths of a nanometer and tiny masses proportional to the volume implied by these dimensions. Atoms can only be observed individually using special instruments such as the scanning tunneling microscope. Over 99.

Definition of atom in the English dictionary

The first definition of atom in the dictionary is the smallest quantity of an element that can take part in a chemical reaction. Other definition of atom is this entity as a source of nuclear energy. Atom is also any entity regarded as the indivisible building block of a theory.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ATOM


autumn
ˈɔːtəm
bottom
ˈbɒtəm
Chatham
ˈtʃætəm
custom
ˈkʌstəm
datum
ˈdeɪtəm
ecosystem
ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm
Euratom
jʊəˈrætəm
heteroatom
ˈhetərəʊˌætəm
item
ˈaɪtəm
momentum
məʊˈmɛntəm
multiatom
ˈmʌltɪˌætəm
phantom
ˈfæntəm
quantum
ˈkwɒntəm
subatom
ˈsʌbˌætəm
superatom
ˈsuːpərˌætəm
symptom
ˈsɪmptəm
system
ˈsɪstəm
Tatum
ˈteɪtəm
totem
ˈtəʊtəm
ultimatum
ˌʌltɪˈmeɪtəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ATOM

atoll
atom bomb
atom smasher
atomic
atomic age
atomic bomb
atomic clock
atomic cocktail
atomic energy
Atomic Energy Authority
Atomic Energy Commission
atomic heat
atomic mass
atomic mass unit
atomic number
atomic physicist
atomic physics
atomic pile
atomic power
atomic power station

WORDS THAT END LIKE ATOM

accustom
anti-atom
at bottom
black bottom
Bytom
Chrysostom
diatom
Dio Chrysostom
fantom
Foggy Bottom
front bottom
John Chrysostom
long tom
madtom
mestom
rock bottom
rock-bottom
tom
tom-tom
touch bottom

Synonyms and antonyms of atom in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ATOM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «atom» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of atom
bit · crumb · dot · fraction · fragment · grain · iota · jot · mite · molecule · morsel · mote · particle · scintilla · scrap · shred · speck · spot · tittle · trace · whit

Translation of «atom» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ATOM

Find out the translation of atom to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of atom from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «atom» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

原子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

átomo
570 millions of speakers

English

atom
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एटम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذَرَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

атом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

átomo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরমাণু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

atome
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Atom
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Atom
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

原子
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Atom
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguyên tử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அணு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अणू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

atom
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

atomo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

atom
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

атом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atom
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

άτομο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

atoom
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

atom
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

atom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of atom

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ATOM»

The term «atom» is very widely used and occupies the 1.774 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ATOM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «atom» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «atom» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about atom

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10 QUOTES WITH «ATOM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word atom.
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Annie Besant
The divine life is the spirit in everything that exists, from the atom to the archangel; the grain of dust could not be were God absent from it; the loftiest seraph is but a spark from the eternal fire, which is God. Sharers in one life all form one brotherhood. The immanence of God, the solidarity of man, such are the basic truths of theosophy.
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Omar N. Bradley
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
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William Henry Bragg
In a gas, motion has the upper hand; the atoms are moving so fast that they have no time to enter into any sort of combination with each other: occasionally, atom must meet atom and, so to speak, each hold out vain hands to the other, but the pace is too great and, in a moment, they are far away from each other again.
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William Henry Bragg
Sound is a movement which is handed on from atom to atom in a gas through which the sound is passing, just as a chain of workers pass buckets of water to a fire. The quicker the workers move their hands and arms, the quicker the water moves.
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David R. Brower
I was actually telling people that - by harnessing the atom - we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams.
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David R. Brower
Until four years ago, in fact, I was absolutely in love with the atom.
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Lord Byron
Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire - in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?
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Chris Cleave
I think that the relationship between two top-level athletes who are rivals is one of the most fascinating human relationships to explore. It's always one atom away from being a tragedy.
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Paul Dirac
There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world.
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Greg van Eekhout
If 'Star Wars' wasn't enough to prepare me for a dark future, there was the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise, conveniently repeated for me in Los Angeles on KABC's Channel Seven 3:30 movie. Apes enslaving humans! Mutants with boils and an atom bomb! Ape riots in Century City! They killed baby Caesar's parents!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ATOM»

Discover the use of atom in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to atom and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Atom
Presenting an account of the story of the atom, this work gives us the picture of the atom in the early 1800s. It shows the atom consisted mostly of space, and in doing so turned 200 years of classical physics on its head.
Piers Bizony, 2007
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Atom Interferometry
Editor Paul R. Berman includes an excellent balance of background material and recent experimental results,providing a general overview of atom interferometry and demonstrating the promise that it holds for the future.
Paul R. Berman, 1997
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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science ...
Explains how science and religion can work together to alleviate human suffering, arguing that understanding the connections between science and faith holds the key to achieving peace both within oneself and the world at large.
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, 2005
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Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom: The Bohr Model of Atomic ...
Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom is the first book that focuses in detail on the birth and development of Bohr's atomic theory and gives a comprehensive picture of it.
Helge Kragh, 2012
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Romancing the Atom: Nuclear Infatuation from the Radium ...
This book presents a compelling account of atomic development over the last century that demonstrates how humans have repeatedly chosen to ignore the associated impacts for the sake of technological, scientific, military, and economic ...
Robert R. Johnson, 2012
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Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos
Looks at the history of atomic and subatomic research from the ancient Greeks to modern particle physics
Isaac Asimov, D. F. Bach, 1992
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Children Of The Atom
In the future world of 1972, a group of children, born to workers caught in a nuclear weapons facility explosion, exhibit high intelligence and other gifts.
Wilmar H. Shiras, 2004
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The American Atom: A Documentary History of Nuclear Policies ...
We follow the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the 'father of the American bomb,' thorough his letters, observations of those close to the Manhattan Project and testimony to the Atomic Energy Commission.
Philip Louis Cantelon, Richard G. Hewlett, Robert Chadwell Williams, 1991
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Atom Optics
The last part, quantum atom optics, first recalls key results of many-body theory in a formulation geared specifically toward atom optics. This is followed by a discussion of atomic Bose-Einstein condensation and "atom lasers.
Pierre Meystre, 2001
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The Atom in the History of Human Thought
This book is a translation from the French of a history of atomic thought and theory, from ancient Greece to the present day.
Bernard Pullman, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ATOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term atom is used in the context of the following news items.
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Atom Bomb Studio offers tattoos, body art and gallery
Jett Loe - Sun-News Las Cruces natives Anahy Nuñez and Aaron Valenzuela laugh in their tattoo parlor, Atom Bomb Studio, before a client ... «Las Cruces Sun-News, Jul 15»
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SNS Network unleashes Atom-powered Joi tablet and phone
SNS Network Sdn Bhd has introduced the Joi 7 Lite tablet and Joi Phone 5 smartphone, both based on the Intel Atom x3 processor series. «Digital News Asia, Jul 15»
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Was HG Wells the first to think of the atom bomb?
The atom bomb was one of the defining inventions of the 20th Century. So how did science fiction writer HG Wells predict its invention three ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Atom 1.0 from GitHub, the new R consortium, and more news
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Atom 1.0 from GitHub, the new R consortium, and more! «opensource.com, Jul 15»
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Atom & Firestorm Featured On Legends Of Tomorrow Concept Art
Concept art for The CW's upcoming comic book television show Legends of Tomorrow has been unveiled in Entertainment Weekly's ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
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Fire atom girls basketball team boosts Flamborough YMCA
The Flamborough Fire Atom Girls 2014-15 team donated $350 to the Flamborough Family YMCA June 29. The money, which was raised ... «The Flamborough Review, Jul 15»
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Atom Bank appoints non-executive director
Atom has appointed senior independent non-executive director, Laurel Powers-Freeling, to its board following its launch as the latest UK ... «Mortgage Solutions, Jul 15»
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BRIEF-Atom appoints Powers-Freeling as independent non-exec …
Laurel Powers-Freeling is to join board of Atom as senior independent non-executive director. * Appointment is subject to approval and final ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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A 3D Printhead with Single Atom Precision? Enter the Nanobeacon
Single Atom Nanostructure John Bashonger has tipped us off to a possible precursor for an “atomic precision” 3D printhead where the ... «3DPrint.com, Jul 15»
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Ambitious Atom Bank approved as UK's first digital-only lender
Durham City-based Atom Bank will start to offer current accounts, mortgages and business accounts as a direct challenger to high street operators in the coming ... «The Northern Echo, Jul 15»

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