actio ad distans

noun
ac·​tio ad di·​stans | \ -ˌad-ˈdi-ˌstanz, -ˌäd-ˈdi-ˌstän(t)s \
variants: or actio in distans \ -​ˌin-​ˈdi-​ \

Definition of actio ad distans

: action at a distance or without contact Leibnitz held that the apparent physical impossibility of actio ad distans was an objection to gravitation

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First Known Use of actio ad distans

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for actio ad distans

New Latin

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The first known use of actio ad distans was in 1717

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“Actio ad distans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actio%20ad%20distans. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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