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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  ether 
  n  1:  (archaic)  the  fifth  and  highest  element  after  air  and  earth 
  and  fire  and  water;  was  believed  to  be  the  substance 
  composing  all  heavenly  bodies  [syn:  {quintessence}] 
  2:  a  medium  that  was  once  supposed  to  fill  all  space  and  to 
  support  the  propagation  of  electromagnetic  waves  [syn:  {aether}] 
  3:  a  colorless  volatile  highly  inflammable  liquid  used  as  an 
  inhalation  anesthetic  [syn:  {ethoxyethane},  {divinyl  ether}, 
  {vinyl  ether},  {diethel  ether},  {ethyl  ether}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ETHER 
 
    A  {concurrent}  {object-oriented}  language? 
 
  (1997-03-18) 
 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ether,  talk 
 




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