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Definition of "atomistic" [at•om•is•tic]

  • Of or having to do with atoms or atomism. (adjective)
  • Consisting of many separate, often disparate elements: an atomistic culture. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "atomistic" in a sentence
  • "This doctrine which I call atomistic and which appears to be anti-historical, reveals from under a concealing cloak a strongly materialistic nature."
  • "Here, Norton (2001) objects to an "atomistic" bias of western culture towards objects."
  • "The danger is therefore not application of technology for the objective but "atomistic" nature of "man"."