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Definition of "atomicity" []

  • The state of being composed of atoms. (noun)
  • Chemistry The number of atoms in a molecule. (noun)
  • Chemistry Valence. (noun)

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 "atomicity" in a sentence
  • "The saturating power is called atomicity or valency."
  • "The lecturer objected most strongly to the word "atomicity;" he could not conceive of one atom being more atomic than another; he could understand the atomicity of"
  • "As it says, rdiff-backup does make an effort to recover from different types of errors in different ways, to leave the database in a consistent state in the face of unrecoverable errors, and reverse failed backup sessions (effecting a kind of atomicity between sessions)."