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atomicity

[at-uh-mis-i-tee]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. the number of atoms in a molecule of a gas.
  2. valence.

Origin of atomicity

First recorded in 1860–65; atomic + -ity
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Examples from the Web for atomicity

Historical Examples

  • Now what is Dr. Larmor's opinion as to the atomicity of electricity?

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • So that the most recent researches into electricity confirm and establish the atomicity of the Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • Again, Dr. Larmor, in the same work, states that “the atomicity of electricity is coming within the scope of direct experiment.”

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • Apart, however, from the atomicity of the Aether, it is exceedingly difficult to understand how such a property can belong to it.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • The harmonizing of the two theories, therefore, seems to rest upon the atomicity or non-atomicity of the Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper


British Dictionary definitions for atomicity

atomicity

noun
  1. the state of being made up of atoms
  2. the number of atoms in the molecules of an element
  3. a less common name for valency
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