molecule synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term molecule:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. molecule(noun)

    (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

    Synonyms:
    mote, atom, speck, corpuscle, particle

  2. atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(noun)

    (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

    Synonyms:
    mote, jot, soupcon, touch, tinge, blood corpuscle, molecule, corpuscle, blood cell, particle, speck, hint, pinch, atom, mite, pinpoint, subatomic particle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. molecule

    A particle is a very small part of any material substance; as, a particle of sand or of dust; it is a general term, not accurately determinate in meaning. Atom (Greek a- privative, not, and temno, cut) etymologically signifies that which can not be cut or divided, and is the smallest conceivable particle of matter, regarded as absolutely homogeneous and as having but one set of properties; atoms are the ultimate particles of matter. A molecule is made up of atoms, and is regarded as separable into its constituent parts; as used by physicists, a molecule is the smallest conceivable part which retains all the characteristics of the substance; thus, a molecule of water is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. Element in chemistry denotes, without reference to quantity, a substance regarded as simple, i. e., one incapable of being resolved by any known process into simpler substances; the element gold may be represented by an ingot or by a particle of gold-dust. In popular language, an element is any essential constituent; the ancients believed that the universe was made up of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water; a storm is spoken of as a manifestation of the fury of the elements. We speak of corpuscles of blood. Compare PART.

    Synonyms:
    atom, corpuscle, element, grain, iota, jot, mite, particle, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit

    Antonyms:
    aggregate, entirety, mass, quantity, sum, sum total, total, whole

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. molecule(n.)

    Synonyms:
    atom, ultimate particle (of an element), indivisible particle

  2. molecule(n.)

    Synonyms:
    group of atoms (in a compound body), cluster of atoms

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