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atomica‧tom‧ic /əˈtɒmɪk $ əˈtɑː-/ ●●○ adjective  1 TPPMrelating to the energy produced by splitting atoms or the weapons that use this energy atomic power an atomic submarine2 HPrelating to the atoms in a substance atomic weight
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atomicA star marks the epicentre of the atomic bomb dropped in 1945.The United States might have created the atomic bomb in hundreds of different ways.These were the days of ducking and cowering under our desks to survive a direct hit from an atomic bomb.All this occurred after the two atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Energy is released when the nuclei of the light atomic elements join, so bringing them together is the primary goal.This hope was shattered by the discovery of atomic structure and quantum mechanics.When Clement Attlee became Prime Minister in 1945, he was no enthusiast of atomic weapons, but that programme proceeded.
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