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The party of international solidarity, Nato and the atom bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The future of the atom bomb was still in doubt. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Within a molecule atoms occur in fixed proportions. Biology Basic Facts (1982)The chemical atoms belonging to these groups are those of the elements present in the compound. Secrets of the Soil (1990)What was true of splitting the atom is true of modifying the genes in a human embryo. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Zinc atoms have a looser hold on their electrons than carbon atoms do. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)What is more they can only study one atom at a time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These combinations of atoms are called molecules. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)Want to know how to split the atom and make a bomb? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The skeleton on which the structure of life is built is made of carbon atoms. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)The resulting flakes were one atom thick but very strong. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now come down to the scale of molecules and atoms and meet two surprises. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The splitting of the atom meant the dawn of the nuclear age. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sitting at the centre of this molecule chain is a string of carbon atoms. Fats, Nutrition and Health (1991)It is the kinetic energy of the atoms and molecules in a body. Technology Basic Facts (1990)Each of the carbon atoms is capable of holding on to four additional atoms. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)What was it that was moving the atoms of elements to put out claws with which to grasp other elements? Secrets of the Soil (1990)Most organic molecules consist of a kind of basic structure of carbon atoms to which small clusters of other atoms are attached. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)Whisper this but when it comes to splitting the atom, they are better than us. The Sun (2010)I read about and faced up to the atom bomb. The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)Tiny amounts of a mineral can be punched out with a laser beam, and its constituent elements counted almost atom by atom. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Destruction has been brought to an area 160 times larger than that hit by the Hiroshima atom bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At one time we thought the atom was the smallest unit of the universe, and now we're finding universes within it. Christianity Today (2000)A small atom would now measure less than half a centimetre and the DNA molecule would be a few centimetres across. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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Translations for 'atom'
British English: atom /ˈætəm/ NOUN
An atom is the smallest possible amount of a chemical element.
- American English: atom
- Arabic: ذَرَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: átomo
- Chinese: 原子
- Croatian: atom
- Czech: atom
- Danish: atom
- Dutch: atoom
- European Spanish: átomo
- Finnish: atomi
- French: atome
- German: Atom
- Greek: άτομο
- Italian: atomo
- Japanese: 原子
- Korean: 원자
- Norwegian: atom
- Polish: atom
- European Portuguese: átomo
- Romanian: atom
- Russian: атом
- Spanish: átomo
- Swedish: atom
- Thai: อะตอม
- Turkish: atom
- Ukrainian: атом
- Vietnamese: nguyên tử
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