Definition for AT'OM

AT'OM, n. [Gr. ατομος; L. atomus; from α, not, and τεμνω, to cut.]

  1. A particle of matter so minute as to admit of no division. Atoms are conceived to be the first principles or component parts of all bodies. – Quincy.
  2. The ultimate or smallest component part of a body. – Chimistry.
  3. Any thing extremely small. – Shak.

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