noun (used with a singular verb) Informal.
Examples from the Web for atomics
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
Under daylight atomics the transport engineers in their glass perches read the dials and turned the switches.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
But that's quite all right because, as it happens, I'm an atomics technician and I even worked on that very bomb.The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
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
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