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Definition the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons

An atom bomb is an exceedingly powerful bomb whose energy comes from the splitting of atoms.
  • The world was forever changed when we learned to split the atom.
atom = the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons
  • "You've studied atoms in school, haven't you?"
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • They had teethed away the last atoms of its substance.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • atoms = multiple of the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • ...we split the atom and release this energy.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • atom = the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons
  • It came as close to photographing atoms as science could manage.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons
  • I don't trust no atom bombs.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • atom = exceedingly powerful bombs whose energy comes from splitting atoms (the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means)
  • ...the city had been destroyed by the energy released when atoms were somehow split in two.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • atoms = a group of the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • In our own time, however, scientists have discovered that atoms can be broken into smaller "elemental particles."
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • atoms = the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons
  • By 1942, however, we knew that the Germans were working feverishly to find a way to add atomic energy to all the other engines of war with which they hoped to enslave the world.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • atomic = the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons
  • Keep them in their proper atomic order.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atomic = related to the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • Maybe the glasses help the atoms rearrange.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • It was almost a tangible feeling as the atoms of the strange material seemed to part to let him through to her.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • Perhaps the atoms of these walls were arranged in somewhat the same fashion.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • I could almost see the atoms rearranging!
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • So I simply pushed the atoms aside and we walked through the space between them.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • "I merely rearranged the atoms," Charles Wallace said loftily.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • atoms = the smallest parts of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means
  • The crag thundered into atoms.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • In that high place in the darkness the two oddly sensitive human atoms held each other tightly and waited.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • When every atom of you strains to do the opposite?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • And of what account was anybody's past, in the huge kaleidoscope where all the social atoms spun around on the same plane?
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence

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