Translation of atomic in Spanish:

atomic

Pronunciation: /əˈtɑːmɪk; əˈtɒmɪk/

adj

  • 1.1 (of atoms) atómico atomic number número (masculine) atómico atomic weight peso (masculine) atómico
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    • Its output of particles (electrons, protons, ions and atomic nuclei) is approximately one million tonnes per second.
    • Later, Rutherford also discovered the atomic nucleus and the proton.
    • Because of its weak interaction with atomic nuclei, the neutrino travels freely through any material object and is very difficult to observe.
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    • The team has used gases such as ethanol to prevent oxidation and atomic oxygen or hydrogen to remove contamination and provide in-situ cleaning.
    • At that temperature, the gas has enough energy to excite molecular hydrogen but not atomic hydrogen.
    • It consists of atomic and molecular hydrogen, with 10 per cent of helium.
    1.2 (nuclear) [warfare/power/energy] atómico the atomic age la era atómica atomic bomb bomba (feminine) atómica atomic pile pila (feminine) atómica
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    • It is precisely those features which are undesirable in a nuclear reactor that are vital in an atomic weapon.
    • Just as nuclear scientists concerned about lethal radioactivity oppose atomic weapons, should marine scientists campaign for an end to coal-fired power stations?
    • The centrality of atomic fission and fusion is giving way to the collection, processing, fusion, and dissemination of information.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.