atomist theory

Definitions of atomist theory

n (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles

atomic theory, atomism, atomistic theory
holism, holistic theory
the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole
Type of:
a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena

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