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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
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(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
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)
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