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Origin of atomism
OTHER WORDS FROM atomismat·om·ist, nounat·om·is·tic, at·om·is·ti·cal, adjectiveat·om·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for atomism
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.
British Dictionary definitions for atomism
- 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)