Examples from the Web for atomic
Producing one H-bomb would have diverted enough resources to produce 80 atomic warheads.
Transcripts from hearings held by the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954 have recently been declassified and studied by scholars.
In 1957 the U.S. Army first fielded artillery able to fire shells with atomic warheads.
One of these critics was William Borden, executive director of the congressional joint committee on atomic energy.
It was a decades-old howitzer Burns called a “multi-ton behemoth” and the atomic shell had a range of only ten miles.
Each letter represents a fixed quantity of the element for which it stands, viz., the atomic weight.Logic|Carveth Read
After a long minute, Stanton said: "What about atomic energy?"Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
Further, it may be linked with another ring, and so give the basis to the combining properties of atomic weights.Aether and Gravitation|William George Hooper
Once we arrived here we found that a man named Copperd was the prime figure in his country's atomic weapons research.The Plotters|Alexander Blade
During the war, over ten million American families had been separated, their way of life destroyed by the hell of atomic bombings.Stopover|William Gerken
British Dictionary definitions for atomic
Word Origin and History for atomic
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).
March, 1903, was an historic date for chemistry. It is, also, as we shall show, a date to which, in all probability, the men of the future will often refer as the veritable beginning of the larger powers and energies that they will control. It was in March, 1903, that Curie and Laborde announced the heat-emitting power of radium. [Robert Kennedy Duncan, "The New Knowledge," 1906]
Atomic bomb first recorded 1914 in writings of H.G. Wells, who thought of it as a bomb "that would continue to explode indefinitely."
When you can drop just one atomic bomb and wipe out Paris or Berlin, war will have become monstrous and impossible. [S. Strunsky, "Yale Review," January 1917]
Atomic Age is from 1945. Atomical is from 1640s.