Adjective "Atom" definition and examples

(Atom may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈatəm/

Definitions and examples

noun

The smallest particle of a chemical element that can exist.
  1. 'As early as 1991 Japanese researchers discovered that carbon atoms can form tiny tubes whose walls are just one atom thick.'
  2. 'Lam says that teleporting single atoms and molecules could be perfected within the next ten years.'
  3. 'Since all the variety we see around us is just a product of different arrangements of a few types of atom, nanotech has been hyped as a potentially limitless miracle technology.'
  4. 'The electric field set up inside the tube excites atoms of mercury gas, making them emit ultraviolet light.'
  5. 'The world of atoms and photons does not follow the rules of classical physics.'
  6. 'Everything is physical; the only things that exist consist of atoms in motion.'
  7. 'These are electrically charged atoms of magnesium that form part of the gas surrounding a black hole.'
  8. 'Dr Lewis said the acrosome reaction involved the channelling of charged calcium atoms, or ions.'
  9. 'Bacteria that can break down chlorinated compounds have been known for years, but none that could remove the last chlorine atom to complete the detoxification.'
  10. 'At the time, it was believed that electrons colliding with atoms always lost energy.'
  11. 'Until now, molecules with fewer than 60 carbon atoms have only been made in the gaseous phase.'
  12. 'Water seems like the perfect energy source, packed, as it is, with two atoms of hydrogen per molecule.'
  13. 'Polychlorinated dibenzodioxin is 10 times more potent a toxin than hexachlorodibenzodioxin, even though the difference is just one chlorine atom.'
  14. 'the power of the atom'
  15. 'Bohr and Heisenberg are among the first to realize that in splitting the atom mankind has acquired the power to destroy itself.'
  16. '‘Today we're just going to learn about atom splitting,’ she started off.'
  17. 'In 1900 nobody could have anticipated 80% of France's electrical power would come from a source not known at that time: the atom.'
  18. 'Over the centuries, people have turned to steam, to coal, to oil, even to the atom for their energy.'
  19. 'It all started with the discovery of the atom, and how splitting it could release vast amounts of energy.'
  20. 'Heisenberg is already very famous as a scientist, and when the war starts, he will work for the Nazis trying to split the atom and develop an atomic bomb.'
  21. 'Rutherford knew that alpha particles, which readily pierced the atom's cloud of electrons, didn't have enough energy to penetrate and pry apart the nucleus.'
  22. 'After all, they had lived at the end of fifty years of fantastic technological advancement, with powered flight becoming common, the power of the atom having been harnessed and computers having been created.'
  23. 'Staring at the endless universe, looking at the twinkling stars and pondering the infinitesimally tiny atom of matter or the gene that makes us up, helps to put issues of religion in true perspective.'
  24. 'Immaculata, 19 years old and high-strung, appears at my bedroom door, hands on hips and nostrils flaring, every atom of her quivering with melodrama.'
  25. 'I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.'
  26. 'Every particle, every atom of me is alive in some way I cannot explain.'
  27. 'Instead I just stood and stared at the sign and remembered their halcyon days when I loved them with every atom of my being.'
  28. 'You wonder how she doesn't deflate like a ruptured balloon at the end of every song; she seems to throw every atom inside her into each note.'
  29. 'But they know me, every atom of my body, every hair on my head, and they pull me, each one of them, like a multitude of collapsed stars pulling all surrounding light into them forever.'
  30. 'She says that the Supreme One is present in every atom of this world.'
A level of amateur sport, typically involving children aged between nine and eleven.
  1. 'His hour-long presentation in the curling lounge at the Omniplex proved helpful to many people attending including Chad Anker, an atom level coach from Calgary.'
  2. 'The local Foothills Elite North 93 team won the major atom title, beating the Red Deer Rustlers 5-2.'

More definitions

noun

1. Physics. the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element, consisting of a nucleus containing combinations of neutrons and protons and one or more electrons bound to the nucleus by electrical attraction; the number of protons determines the identity of the element. an atom with one of the electrons replaced by some other particle: muonic atom; kaonic atom.

2. Energy. this component as the source of nuclear energy.

3. a hypothetical particle of mat

Origin

(atom)Late 15th century: from Old French atome, via Latin from Greek atomos ‘indivisible’, based on a- ‘not’ + temnein ‘to cut’.