Pertaining to particles making up the intraatomic structure; e.g., protons, electrons, neutrons.

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sub·atom·ic .səb-ə-'täm-ik adj
1) of or relating to the inside of the atom
2) of, relating to, or being particles smaller than atoms

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sub·atom·ic (sub″ə-tomґik) 1. smaller than an atom or occurring within an atom. 2. of or pertaining to the constituent parts of an atom as considered under the theory of the nuclear atom.

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  • subatomic — (adj.) 1903, from sub atom (1880), from SUB (Cf. sub ) + ATOMIC (Cf. atomic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • subatomic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ smaller than or occurring within an atom …   English terms dictionary

  • subatomic — [sub΄ə täm′ik] adj. Particle Physics of or pertaining to the inner part of an atom or to a particle, as an elementary particle or hadron, that is smaller than an atom …   English World dictionary

  • subatomic — adjective a) Relating to particles that are constituents of the atom, or are smaller than an atom; such as proton, neutron, electron, etc. The electron microscope is able to resolve detail at the subatomic level. b) Relating to any length or …   Wiktionary

  • subatomic — [[t]sʌ̱bətɒ̱mɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A subatomic particle is a particle which is part of an atom, for example an electron, a proton, or a neutron. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • subatomic — adjective Date: 1903 1. of or relating to the inside of the atom 2. of, relating to, or being particles smaller than atoms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subatomic — /sub euh tom ik/, adj. Physics. 1. of or pertaining to a process that occurs within an atom. 2. noting or pertaining to a particle or particles contained in an atom, as electrons, protons, or neutrons. [1900 05; SUB + ATOMIC] * * * …   Universalium

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