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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))

Sentences with 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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