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ATOMISTIC THEORY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does atomistic theory mean? 

ATOMISTIC THEORY (noun)
  The noun ATOMISTIC THEORY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: ATOMISTIC THEORY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATOMISTIC THEORY (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

atomist theory; atomistic theory; atomic theory; atomism

Context example:

the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

Hypernyms ("atomistic theory" is a kind of...):

theory (a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)


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