Meaning of atomism

at•om•ism

Pronunciation: (at'u-miz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledthe theory that minute, discrete, finite, and indivisible elements are the ultimate constituents of all matter.
  2. a method or theory that reduces all psychological phenomena to simple elements.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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