actio ad distans

noun ac·tio ad di·stans \-ˌad-ˈdi-ˌstanz, -ˌäd-ˈdi-ˌstän(t)s\
variants: or

actio in distans


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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