atom
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atom(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physics)
a. el átomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If a hydrogen atom loses an electron, it becomes positively charged.Si un átomo de hidrógeno pierde un electrón, adquiere una carga positiva.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small amount)
a. la pizca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Miguel always seems to say things that no one with an atom of sense would say.Miguel siempre acaba diciendo cosas que no diría nadie con una pizca de sentido común.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to atoms)
a. atómico
The devastation from the atom bomb was felt long after the actual blast.La devastación de la bomba atómica se sintió hasta mucho tiempo después de la explosión.
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atom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el átomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
atom bombbomba atómica
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atom [ˈætəm]
noun
1 (Fís) átomo (m)
2 pizca (f)
there is not an atom of truth in it eso no tiene ni pizca de verdad; if you had an atom of sense si tuvieras una gota de sentido común; to smash sth to atoms hacer algo añicos
modifier
atom bomb (n) bomba (f) atómica
atom smasher (n) acelerador (m) de partículas atómicas; rompeátomos (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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