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atomicity

[at-uh-mis-i-tee] /ˌæt əˈmɪs ɪ ti/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the number of atoms in a molecule of a gas.
2.
Origin of atomicity
1860-1865
1860-65; atomic + -ity
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  • It is even more strange that it may now be said of energy that there are signs of atomicity.

  • Now what is Dr. Larmor's opinion as to the atomicity of electricity?

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • Again, Dr. Larmor, in the same work, states that “the atomicity of electricity is coming within the scope of direct experiment.”

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • So that the most recent researches into electricity confirm and establish the atomicity of the Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • Apart, however, from the atomicity of the Aether, it is exceedingly difficult to understand how such a property can belong to it.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • The harmonizing of the two theories, therefore, seems to rest upon the atomicity or non-atomicity of the Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
British Dictionary definitions for atomicity

atomicity

/ˌætəˈmɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state of being made up of atoms
2.
the number of atoms in the molecules of an element
3.
a less common name for valency
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