atomist theory

noun
(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
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the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

Ant: ↑holism (for: ↑atomism)
Derivationally related forms: ↑atomistical (for: ↑atomism), ↑atomistic (for: ↑atomism)
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑theory

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