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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atomic  \A*tom"ic\,  Atomical  \A*tom"ic*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  atomique.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  atoms. 
 
  2.  Extremely  minute;  tiny. 
 
  {Atomic  philosophy},  or  {Doctrine  of  atoms},  a  system  which 
  assuming  that  atoms  are  endued  with  gravity  and  motion, 
  accounted  thus  for  the  origin  and  formation  of  all  things 
  This  philosophy  was  first  broached  by  Leucippus  was 
  developed  by  Democritus  and  afterward  improved  by 
  Epicurus,  and  hence  is  sometimes  denominated  the  Epicurean 
  philosophy. 
 
  {Atomic  theory},  or  the  {Doctrine  of  definite  proportions} 
  (Chem.),  teaches  that  chemical  combinations  take  place 
  between  the  supposed  ultimate  particles  or  atoms  of 
  bodies,  in  some  simple  ratio,  as  of  one  to  one  two  to 
  three  or  some  other  always  expressible  in  whole  numbers. 
 
 
  {Atomic  weight}  (Chem.),  the  weight  of  the  atom  of  an  element 
  as  compared  with  the  weight  of  the  atom  of  hydrogen,  taken 
  as  a  standard. 




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