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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEther  \[AE]"ther\,  n. 
  See  {Ether}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ether  \E"ther\,  n.  [L.  aether,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  light  up  kindle, 
  burn,  blaze;  akin  to  Skr.  idh,  indh,  and  prob.  to  E.  idle: 
  cf  F.  ['e]ther.]  [Written  also  {[ae]ther}.] 
  1.  (Physics)  A  medium  of  great  elasticity  and  extreme 
  tenuity,  supposed  to  pervade  all  space,  the  interior  of 
  solid  bodies  not  excepted,  and  to  be  the  medium  of 
  transmission  of  light  and  heat;  hence  often  called 
  {luminiferous  ether}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Aether 
  n  1:  personification  of  the  sky  or  upper  air  breathed  by  the 
  Olympians;  son  of  Erebus  and  Night  or  of  Chaos  and 
  Darkness  [syn:  {Aether}] 
  2:  a  medium  that  was  once  supposed  to  fill  all  space  and  to 
  support  the  propagation  of  electromagnetic  waves  [syn:  {ether}] 




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