[ at-uh-mahy-zey-shuhn, ]
/ ˌæt əˌmaɪˈzeɪ ʃən, /
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the act or process of splitting into smaller parts, sections, groups, etc.; fragmentation or disintegration:The atomization of society into isolated individuals, who find nothing above them but the all-powerful state, is largely a modern phenomenon.
the act or process of reducing a substance to fine particles or spray:The finer the atomization of the material, the smoother the surface produced when spraying.
the act or process of reducing something to atoms:In atomization by flame, oxygen is used as an oxidant because breaking molecules down to atoms is easier with more heat.
the act of destroying a target by bombing, especially with an atomic bomb:The atomization of Hiroshima inflicted death, mutilation, and irreparable loss on millions of men, women, and children.
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Also especially British, at·om·i·sa·tion .
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How to use atomization in a sentence
Foer argues that our digital lives are giving way to atomization and deep societal alienation.
Adjusting and locking the nozzle regulates the degree of atomization.Advanced Toy Making for Schools|David M. Mitchell