absolute space


Examples of absolute space in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s not an issue with absolute space orientation. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2023 The Benefits of Absolute Space For many purposes, absolute space offers a beneficial and more sophisticated solution to directional challenges. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2023 But Einstein’s theories turned Newton’s absolute space and time into a relativistic mash-up — his equations suggested a merged spacetime, a new sort of arena in which the players altered the space of the playing field. Tom Siegfried, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2019 Remember that Newton believed in absolute space -- a rigid three-dimensional set of points that forms the arena in which physics takes place. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of absolute space was in 1704

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“Absolute space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20space. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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