aeriform


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aeriform

[′e·rə‚fȯrm]
(physics)
Having the form or nature of air.
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The simple bodies are like these, but not the same as them: that which is like fire is fiery, not fire; that which is like air is aeriform; and so on in the other cases' (GC II 3, 330b21-5, trans.
water boils when one applies heat to it so that the thermometer rises to 80 degrees Reaumur; its molecules obey the repulsion originated by the heat, come out of their field of attraction, rise up in vapor and transform themselves into an aeriform and invisible fluid."
More importantly, however, human beings act upon the larger multi-rhythmic akoumena within which we are immersed by the unique fact that we continually oralize.(75) Each chain of oral utterance is an event that exploits the aeriform nature of our environment for the purposes of communication.