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1) atom. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...atom, [Gr.,=uncuttable (indivisible)], basic unit of matter; more properly, the smallest unit of a chemical element having the properties of that element. 1 Structure...

2) atom. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...atom A unit of matter; the smallest unit of a chemical element. Each atom consists of a nucleus, which has a positive charge, and a set of electrons that move around...

3) Bohr atom. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Bohr atom (BAWR) The simplest modern picture of the structure of the atom, according to which electrons move in orbits around the nucleus. The electron s orbits can...

4) Atom'ic Weight. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The weight of an atom of an element, compared with an atom of hydrogen, the standard of unity. 1...

5) atom. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of a specified system. b. The irreducible, indestructible material unit postulated by ancient atomism. 2. An extremely small part, quantity, or amount. 3. Physics...

6) atom smasher. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...atom smasher, see particle accelerator....

7) Atom'ic Volume. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The space occupied by a quantity, compared with, or in proportion to, atomic weight. 1...

8) Atom'ic Theory. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...That all elemental bodies consist of aggregations of atoms, not united fortuitously, but according to fixed proportions. The four laws of Dalton are-constant proportion,...

9) Atom'ic Philosophy. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...of Leucippus, Democr tus, and Epic rus, that the world is composed of a congeries of atoms, or particles of matter so minute as to be incapable of further diminution....

10) atom smasher. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See particle accelerator....

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