HyperDic: atomism

English > 2 senses of the word atomism:
NOUNcognitionatomism(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations / sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
cognitionatomism, atomic theory, atomist theory, atomistic theory(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
English > atomism: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations / sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association.
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Broaderscientific theoryA theory that explains scientific observations
Spanishatomismo
Catalanatomisme
Adjectivesatomistic, atomisticaldivided into separate and often disparate elements
English > atomism: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaning(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles.
Synonymsatomic theory, atomist theory, atomistic theory
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
BroadertheoryA well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
Oppositeholism, holistic theoryThe theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole
Spanishatomismo
Adjectivesatomistic, atomisticaldivided into separate and often disparate elements

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