- atomic volume,
- atomic weight,
Origin of atomism
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Such a committee can judge people in full, not as an atomistic collection of receipts and isolated life events.
As Mr Benn puts it, we have extended the atomistic method from “matter” to motion.Science and Medieval Thought|Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt
But the basic structure of Shoshone society remained diffuse and atomistic.Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society|Robert F. Murphy
Its defects lie in its "atomistic view of industry and politics."The I.W.W.|Paul Frederick Brissenden
Education needs to shift from the atomistic view that isolates subjects from the whole of reality to a holistic perspective.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Democritus, the laughing philosopher, founder of the atomistic theory, 5th century B. C.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan
- 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)
1809, in reference to the classical philosophical doctrine of atomism (1670s); modern philosophical sense (logical atomism) traces to 1914 and Bertrand Russell.