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1. atomism

noun. (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles.

Synonyms

  • atomic theory
  • atomist theory
  • atomistic theory

Antonyms

  • misconception
  • unbelief
  • corpuscular theory of light
  • wave theory

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • atom (English)
  • atome (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. atomism

noun. (psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association.

Antonyms

  • corpuscular theory

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • atom (English)
  • atome (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word atomism


1. Noun, singular or mass
In 1800, John Dalton arrived at the same view of atomism by using the experimental method to study gases and compounds.

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