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Absolute Space

Definition of the noun absolute space

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  1. physical space independent of what occupies it
    • lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
    • more generic words: infinite / space = the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

Alternative definition of the noun absolute space


  1. [physics] The Newtonian concept of an unchanging and unchangeable reference system of spatial (and temporal) coordinates that is the same for all observers

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Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

The idea underpins Newtonian physics, although many physicists have always regarded absolute space as an undesirable concept and suggested, as in * Mach's principle, that fundamental physics should be described by *relational theories.

Google previewLexicon Physico-medicum, Or, A New Medicinal Dictionary (1736)

Explaining the Difficult Terms by John Quincy

Absolute Space con- Spagyrist, is the some as a Chy- sidered in its own Nature, ahd milt. without regard to any thing ex- Sparadrap, is an antient Name ternal ...

Google previewGlobal Dictionary of Theology (2009)

A Resource for the Worldwide Church by William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Since Augustine, time has been the focus of many scholars; outside of controversies, for example, over absolute space, space has not attracted much attention. 1. Einstein's Two Concepts of Space 2. Theological Concepts of Space 3.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Absolute space is typically represented as fixed, mathematized, geometrified, asocial, and atemporal. Absolute space has a long lineage in Western history that can be traced back to classical Greece. Plato, for example, equated light with the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Absolute space, in its own nature, without regard to any thing external, remains always similar and immoveable. Relative space is some moveable dimension or measure of the absolute spaces ; and which is vulgarly taken for immoveable ...

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