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

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of actio ad distans

New Latin


First Known Use: 1717


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