action at a distance

noun

physics the supposed interaction of two separated bodies without any intervening medium. In modern theories all interactions are assumed to require a field of force

Nearby words

  1. actinopterygian,
  2. actinotherapy,
  3. actinouranium,
  4. actinozoan,
  5. action,
  6. action current,
  7. action figure,
  8. action grant,
  9. action line,
  10. action painting

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