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corpuscular


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corpuscular  \Cor*pus"cu*lar\  (k?r-p?s"k?-l?r),  a.  [Cf.  F. 
  corpusculaire.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  composed  of  corpuscles,  or  small 
  particles. 
 
  {Corpuscular  philosophy},  that  which  attempts  to  account  for 
  the  phenomena  of  nature,  by  the  motion,  figure,  rest, 
  position,  etc.,  of  the  minute  particles  of  matter. 
 
  {Corpuscular  theory}  (Opt.),  the  theory  enunciated  by  Sir 
  Isaac  Newton,  that  light  consists  in  the  emission  and 
  rapid  progression  of  minute  particles  or  corpuscles.  The 
  theory  is  now  generally  rejected,  and  supplanted  by  the 
  undulatory  theory. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corpuscular 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  corpuscles 




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