Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being composed of atoms.
  • n. Chemistry The number of atoms in a molecule.
  • n. Chemistry Valence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or state of being atomic—of being indivisible.
  • n. The number of atoms in a molecule.
  • n. The state of a system (often a database system) in which either all stages complete or none complete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Degree of atomic attraction; equivalence; valence; also (a later use) the number of atoms in an elementary molecule. See valence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., same as equivalency and quantivalency.

Etymologies

atomic +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The saturating power is called atomicity or valency.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • The lecturer objected most strongly to the word "atomicity;" he could not conceive of one atom being more atomic than another; he could understand the atomicity of

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882

  • As it says, rdiff-backup does make an effort to recover from different types of errors in different ways, to leave the database in a consistent state in the face of unrecoverable errors, and reverse failed backup sessions (effecting a kind of atomicity between sessions).

    freshmeat.net Releases

  • That is, it helps transactions achieve atomicity, which is one of the four properties (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and

    SQL Server

  • The atomicity of L follows if we assume that every pure state represents a “physical property”.

    Puppet X: 1

  • Depleted Uranium Contaminates Europe"Dr. Katsuma Yagasaki, a Japanese physicist at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, has estimated that the atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs has been released into the global atmosphere since 1991, from the use of depleted uranium munitions."

    Depleted Uranium detected in Europe

  • Dr. Katsuma Yagasaki, a Japanese physicist at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, has estimated that the atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs has been released into the global atmosphere since 1991, from the use of depleted uranium munitions.

    Depleted Uranium detected in Europe

  • This approach, it is claimed, is mediated by the androcentrism of Otto's worldview, entrapped in issues of domination, atomicity, and submission.

    Mysticism

  • A disk block typically being 4kb, and a tendancy to want to be bigger think large media files, and also being the unit of atomicity with disk writes.

    Tightly packing onodes | Ramblings

  • I reckon we can pack them all into one block, with padding where needed to have it so that no onode crosses atomicity borders and rely on packing things in a block in a cache friendly manner.

    Tightly packing onodes | Ramblings

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