- atomic volume,
- atomic weight,
Origin of atomism
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But in this instance the facts do not take us into atomism and anarchy.
His theory is a mixture of vitalism and atomism, designed to eliminate the "fortune and chance" resident in Digby's concept.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England|Charles W. Bodemer
Mechanism as to motion, atomism as to structure, materialism as to substance, that is the whole system of Democritus.Three Philosophical Poets|George Santayana
Continuity of growth not atomism is thus the alternative to fixity of principles and aims.
Into the history of atomism Cudworth plunges with vast erudition.
- any of a number of theories that hold that some objects or phenomena can be explained as constructed out of a small number of distinct types of simple indivisible entities
- any theory that holds that an understanding of the parts is logically prior to an understanding of the wholeCompare holism (def. 3)