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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


adj (Philos) → atomistisch
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Atomistic individuals, taking into account their compassion but acting to maximize their self-satisfaction, must compare the benefit from any spending out of compassion with other forms of spending such as buying private consumption goods (e.
in which she laments the atomistic approach of researchers and describes five studies that have subjects responding to whole pieces and passages, none of which is particularly revealing in either methods or results.
This long study on the 21 verses of Genesis 15 avoids the pitfalls of atomistic analysis and concentrates on major themes and nuances which re-echo elsewhere in the biblical corpus.
Quite simply, at some basic level, Russell thinks that humans have immaculate receptions of knowledge immediate knowledge of atomistic aspects of reality.
McDonald criticizes postmodernist and postempiricist feminists who reject the Enlightenment search for laws of nature and the use of scientific methods as simple reflections of atomistic, male, patriarchal thinking.
Atomistic firms do not take it into account when setting wages; one firm's wage cannot significantly change the unemployment rate.
Further, both the fragment and the comment on it (8, 10) stress the regularity of the generation and destruction of the worlds, the idea which, as Kirk points out,(15) is alien to the Atomistic conception to which irregularity is essential.
Of course Leucippus and Democritus had no evidence for their atomistic views.
Norton concludes: Conservation biology must now move rapidly to propose a positive criterion of ecological health for natural systems, a criterion that places value neither on simply exploiting the atomistic elements of nature nor on isolating nature and separating human activities from it" (p.
Whereas most performances of the Goldberg attempt a unifying conception of the whole, Burmester's emphasized the atomistic quality of the work, each of the thirty variations remaining a monad that implied, but was not explicitly connected with, all the others.
The neoclassical approach explains institution as a consequence of some timeless market failure, such as asymmetric information, while maintaining the assumption that all agents are always atomistic, selfinterested maximizers.
Traditionally the firm has been viewed by financial economists as an atomistic unit, a single unified decision node from which strategies emerge.