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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.
It is said to be ethical atomism, pulverizing the order and dignity of morals.
Social atomism or individualism, therefore, implied a total misconception of what Mill calls the 'evolution of humanity.'The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
Epicurus, therefore, adopted the atomism of Democritus en bloc, or with trifling modifications.
Therefore he searched the past, and soon found what he wanted in the atomism of Democritus.
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)