atomic mass

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noun Chemistry.
  1. the mass of an isotope of an element measured in units formerly based on the mass of one hydrogen atom taken as a unit or on 1/16 (0.0625) the mass of one oxygen atom, but after 1961 based on 1/12 (0.0833) the mass of the carbon-12 atom. Abbreviation: at. m.

Origin of atomic mass

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for atomic mass

atomic mass

noun chem
  1. the mass of an isotope of an element in atomic mass units
  2. short for relative atomic mass See atomic weight
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atomic mass in Medicine

atomic mass

n.
  1. The mass of an atom, usually expressed in atomic mass units.
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atomic mass in Science

atomic mass

  1. The mass of a given atom or molecule, expressed in atomic mass units. Compare atomic weight. See also mass number.
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