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“diatomic” in British English

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diatomicadjective

uk /ˌdaɪ.əˈtɒm.ɪk/ us /ˌdaɪ.əˈtɑː.mɪk/ specialized

A diatomic molecule consists of two atoms of the same type:

The symbol for diatomic nitrogen is N2.

(Definition of “diatomic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“diatomic” in American English

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diatomicadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˌdɑɪ·əˈtɑm·ɪk/

chemistry describes a molecule that has two atoms of the same kind

(Definition of “diatomic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)