noun (used with a singular verb) Informal.

the branch of physics that deals with atoms, especially atomic energy.

Origin of atomics

see origin at atomic, -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of atomics

  • Now, with atomics and filters on every stack in every home, the city was clean.

    The Circuit Riders

    R. C. FitzPatrick

  • When we left Earth, most of the population had been wiped out by atomics.

    I Like Martian Music

    Charles E. Fritch

  • Mars iron built the ships and powered the atomics that had conquered the galaxy.

    Noble Redman

    Jesse Franklin Bone

  • They don't run on atomics, need some kind of fuel, and they have to have new supplies every so often.

    Star Born

    Andre Norton

  • Noble, the blond youth, frantically examining the atomics, was a bio-chemist.

    Planet of the Gods

    Robert Moore Williams