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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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