action at a distance theory

action at a distance theory

[′ak·shən at ə ′dis·təns ‚thē·ə·rē]
(physics)
A theory of the interaction of two bodies separated in space, without concern for a detailed mechanism of the propagation of effects between bodies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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