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 (ăt′ə-mĭs′tĭk) also at·om·is·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Of or having to do with atoms or atomism.
2. Consisting of many separate, often disparate elements: an atomistic culture.

at′om·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.atomistic - divided into separate and often disparate elements
holistic - emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole
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adj (Philos) → atomistisch
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As Gretchen Meyers (2012, 8) concludes, "One might suggest that for Vitruvius 'monumentality' is the opposite of 'ephemerality'; it encompasses something sturdy, long lasting, and durable." (1) This is rendered surprising by Vitruvius's active engagement with and enthusiasm for Lucretius, who stands out as an iconoclastic critic of such grandiose and ambitious monumental pretentions, since the atomistic physics and linguistics of De rerum natura emphatically limit the possibility that any monument might be everlasting, be it made of marble, bronze, or words.