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The number of atoms in the molecules of an element.
- ‘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.
- ‘There have been a number of cases presented where atomicity over a group of operations has been desirable.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In this paper, we deal with the problem of atomicity and isolation in the context of processes.’
- ‘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.’
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