HyperDic: atom

English > 2 senses of the word atom:
NOUNsubstanceatom(physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
substanceatom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
atom > pronunciation
Soundsae'tahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > atom: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaning(physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
physics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Part ofchemical element, elementAny of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
molecule(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
Partselementary particle, fundamental particle(physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom
nucleusThe positively charged dense center of an atom
Narrowercarbon atomAn atom of carbon
free radical, radicalAn atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron
hydrogen atomAn atom of hydrogen
isotopeOne of two or more atoms with the same atomic number but with different numbers of neutrons
monad(chemistry) an atom having a valence of one
BroadersubstanceThe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
Spanishatomo, átomo
Catalanàtom
Adjectivesatomicof or relating to or comprising atoms
diatomicof or relating to a molecule made up of two atoms
monatomic, monoatomicof or relating to an element consisting of a single atom
polyatomicof or relating to a molecule made up of more than two atoms
subatomicof or relating to constituents of the atom or forces within the atom
Verbsatomisespray very finely
atomize, atomisebreak up into small particles
English > atom: 2 senses > noun 2, substance
Meaning(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything.
Synonymsmolecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck
NarrowerchylomicronA microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion
flyspeckA tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
grainA relatively small granular particle of a substance
grindingMaterial resulting from the process of grinding
identification particleA tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishátomo, corpúsculo, insignificancia, menudencia, miaja, molécula, mota, partícula, pellizco, pizca
Catalanàtom, bocí, bri, corpuscle, engruna, espurna, mica, partícula, pessic
Adjectivesatomicimmeasurably small
Verbsatomisebreak up into small particles

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