corpuscular theory definition

  • adjective:
    • the theory enunciated by Sir Isaac Newton, that light consists into the emission and rapid progression of moment particles or corpuscles. The idea is now typically refused, and supplanted because of the undulatory principle.
    • the theory enunciated by Sir Isaac Newton, that light is made up in the emission and fast development of moment particles or corpuscles. The theory is typically refused, and supplanted by the undulatory principle.
  • noun:
    • (physics) the idea that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
    • (physics) the idea that light is transmitted as a stream of particles

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