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atomic

Definition

atomic rate
(Adjective) (scientific, esp. informatics) Unable to be divided. From Greek átomos - uncuttable.

Related to prime: While prime / primary stresses the possibility to build any complex objects from simpler ones 'atomic' emphasizes that the object can't be taken apart further:
Any color can be mixed from the primary colors. But it is not possible to write every computer program using only atomic instructions.
Usage: TSL is an atomic microprocessor instruction.
Triangles are the atomic parts of a wire frame object model.


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