corpuscular theory of light(redirected from corpuscular theory)
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corpuscular theory of light[kȯr′pəs·kyə·lər ‚thē·ə·rē əv ′līt]
Theory that light consists of a stream of particles; now considered a limiting case of the quantum theory. Also known as Newton's theory of light.