Words at Play : Top 10 Unusually Long and Interesting Words, Vol. 1

#3: Gedankenexperiment

Definition:

an experiment carried out in thought only

About the word:

Gedanken means "thoughts" in German. The term was popularized by Albert Einstein, who applied gedankenexperiment to his work conceptualizing the theory of relativity.

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