Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an atomistic manner; as composed of distinct atoms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an atomistic manner
  • adverb With regard to atomism

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Examples

  • Would you really want to ban collective speech, and insist that people only have the right to speak for themselves (or those who have explicitly consented/agreed), thus effectively pressuring people to conceive of themselves atomistically (or at least lacking any political community) whether they want to or not?

    “Islam Day”?

  • "This is something the right hemisphere alone understands, since it is the ground of empathy and interconnectedness, where the left hemisphere is concerned with manipulation and sees the world atomistically."

    John M. Eger: Right Brained People in a Left Brained World

  • True, this divorces one narrow form of collective expression from one particular kind of shared identity, which to my mind pressures people to conceive of themselves atomistically in roughly the same way that the existence of a smoothie shop pressures people to be teetotalers.

    “Islam Day”?

  • "This is something the right hemisphere alone understands, since it is the ground of empathy and interconnectedness, where the left hemisphere is concerned with manipulation and sees the world atomistically."

    John M. Eger: Right Brained People in a Left Brained World

  • If the very self is constituted by relations of community, then self-interest can no longer be atomistically self-contained or defined independently of the community interest.

    An Introduction to Ecological Economics~ Chapter 3

  • The problem with a blog set-up like this is that a post taken atomistically misses the background of the person writing it.

    Identity and Jerusalem: My final stop before the Nesher | Jewschool

  • So our task as seekers of truth should not be to atomistically attempt to reveal truths about the world.

    Joe Salerno on The Austrian Movement - The Austrian Economists

  • One of my assertions is the snip ad hominem have no testable hypotheses of their own, so they atomistically quibble to stay in play; this is evidence of my assertion.

    USCCSP: Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere « Climate Audit

  • Stop atomistically quibbling on blogs and gain access to decision-makers.

    More on PCs « Climate Audit

  • Finally we note that an imprecision between the indefinitely small and the infinitely small intervenes whenever a substance which is physically known to be distributed discontinuously (granularly, molecularly, atomistically, nuclearly) is mathematically assumed, for the sake of manipulations, to be distributed continu - ously.

    INFINITY

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