Definition of Atomicity

1. n. Degree of atomic attraction; equivalence; valence; also (a later use) the number of atoms in an elementary molecule. See Valence.

Definition of Atomicity

1. Noun. The quality or state of being atomic—of being indivisible. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) The number of atoms in a molecule. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) The state of a system (often a database system) in which either all stages complete or none complete. ¹

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Definition of Atomicity

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Medical Definition of Atomicity

1. Degree of atomic attraction; equivalence; valence; also (a later use) the number of atoms in an elementary molecule. See Valence. Origin: Cf. F. Atomicite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atomicity

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atomicity (current term)
atomist theory

Literary usage of Atomicity

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1. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev, George Kamensky (1902)
"In N2O, if the atomicity of oxygen = 2, nitrogen has an uneven atomicity (1, 3, 5), whilst in NO it is bivalent. If sulphur bo bivalent, like oxygen, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"Hence the derivation of any compound radicle determines its atomicity. The maximum atomicity of a radicle may also be always deduced from its composition by ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1877)
"atomicity OF THE ELEMENTS. (16 a) atomicity of the Elements.—The elements of these six groups have also different combining or atom-fixing powers. ..."

4. A Short History of Chemistry by Francis Preston Venable (1894)
"atomicity of the Complex Radicals The idea of basicity was extended farther ... He attached the idea of capacity for saturation or atomicity of the radical ..."

5. Lecture Notes for Chemical Students by Edward Frankland (1870)
"Adopting tins hypothesis, it will be convenient to distinguish the maximum number of bonds of an element as its absolute atomicity, the number of bonds ..."

6. The Atomic Theory by Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1881)
"CONSTITUTION OF BODIES DEDUCED FROM THE THEORY OF atomicity. I. WE have endeavoured in the preceding pages to define the notion of atomicity, or the valency ..."

7. Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic: With Experiments by Charles Loudon Bloxam (1883)
"In speculations relating to the atomic structure of compounds, it is now usual to represent graphically the atomicity of each element ; thus a monatomic ..."

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