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atomistic (adj.)

1809, in reference to the classical philosophical or metaphysical doctrine of atomism (1670s); modern sense (logical atomism) traces to 1914 and Bertrand Russell and the philosophy that, "while maintaining that there are many things, ... denies that there is a whole composed of these things."

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Definitions of atomistic

atomistic (adj.)
divided into separate and often disparate elements;
Synonyms: atomistical
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