Definition of atomicity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌatəˈmɪsɪti/


1 Chemistry The number of atoms in the molecules of an element.
Example sentences
  • In other words, as this encyclopedia entry says, a molecule of oxygen has an atomicity of 2.
  • Taking into account the conservation of atoms we may determine all transition atomicities and represent atomic channels as graphs of distribution of atoms.
2 [mass noun] The state or fact of being composed of indivisible units.
Example sentences
  • A very simple consistency requirement is that of failure atomicity: the application either terminates normally, producing the intended results, or is aborted, producing no results at all.
  • CDP-based restoration provides atomicity, offering a holistic data set which can be recovered whether or not an application was quiescent at the moment of recovery.
  • There have been a number of cases presented where atomicity over a group of operations has been desirable.

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