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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The smallest particle of a chemical element.

Usage examples (39)
  • The scientists split the atom; now the atom is splitting us.
  • I do think that harnessing the power of the atom is the way to go.
  • (For convenience, "atom" is included as a special case of molecule).
  • The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. for more
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