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atom

noun [C] uk   /ˈæt.əm/ us    /ˈæt̬-/
B2 the smallest unit of any chemical element, consisting of a positive nucleus surrounded by negative electrons. Atoms can combine to form a molecule: A molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2) has one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms. figurative He hasn't an atom of sense (= he has no sense), that boy.
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in Korean 원자…
in Arabic ذَرَّة…
in French atome, parcelle…
in Turkish atom…
in Italian atomo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原子…
in Russian атом…
in Polish atom…
in Spanish átomo, ápice, pizca…
in Portuguese átomo…
in German das Atom, das Körnchen…
in Catalan àtom…
in Japanese 原子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原子…
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