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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
Example sentences from the Web for atomism
Such a committee can judge people in full, not as an atomistic collection of receipts and isolated life events.
Its defects lie in its "atomistic view of industry and politics."The I.W.W.|Paul Frederick Brissenden
This atomistic hypothesis goes furthest of all the different views as to the extension of consciousness.
The counter-view put forth in his great work, Leviathan, is commonly called atomistic.History of Modern Philosophy|Alfred William Benn
A deeper insight into the relations prevailing here is offered from the atomistic point of view.
In the first place we have to get rid of the overpowering influence of an atomistic psychology.Determinism or Free-Will?|Chapman Cohen
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)