Synonyms for atomic

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It may be here or there, move fast or slow, but its atomic form persists.

The difference is one in the structure of the atomic elements.

One of the atomic pellets had exploded within a few feet of it.

He wrote: Feudal anachronisms and atomic power, side by side.

The others will be provided with ethon lamps, pistols, and atomic grenades.

In his capacity as an atomic engine inspector, his work was most uncreative.

Overpopulation had long since ceased to be a problem—the atomic wars had seen to that.

When he passes, you'll let go your disintegrator rays and the atomic bombs.

We tried a couple of atomic shots but when they just glanced off, we gave up.

"It was an atomic fission we saw, all right," he said presently.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s as a philosophical term (see atomistic); scientific sense dates from 1811, from atom + -ic. Atomic number is from 1821; atomic mass is from 1848. Atomic energy first recorded 1906 in modern sense (as intra-atomic energy from 1903).

Atomic bomb first recorded 1914 in writings of H.G. Wells, who thought of it as a bomb "that would continue to explode indefinitely."

Atomic Age is from 1945. Atomical is from 1640s.

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