[ uh-tom-iks ]
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noun(used with a singular verb)Informal.
  1. the branch of physics that deals with atoms, especially atomic energy.

Origin of atomics

see origin at atomic, -ics

Words Nearby atomics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use atomics in a sentence

  • Drones are delivered by General atomics in units of four, and each unit costs around $70 million.

    Death From Above | Clive Irving | September 30, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • We had a weapon in our favor, the most dangerous weapon ever devised, a thousand times more potent than atomics.

    Bear Trap | Alan Edward Nourse
  • Under daylight atomics the transport engineers in their glass perches read the dials and turned the switches.

    The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
  • We can squeeze about three light-years out of the fuel before we're back on atomics.

    Warrior Race | Robert Sheckley
  • Therefore, when we have rid this world of atomics we will leave and you will start all over again.

    The Galaxy Primes | Edward Elmer Smith
  • There was an equation which had proved its effectiveness, upon which the whole science of atomics was based.

    Eight Keys to Eden | Mark Irvin Clifton