Definition of Aether

1. Noun. Personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness.

Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



2. Noun. A medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves.
Exact synonyms: Ether
Generic synonyms: Medium

Definition of Aether

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of ether) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aether

1. the upper region of the atmosphere [n -S] : AETHERIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aether

aestival
aestivate
aestivated
aestivates
aestivating
aestivation
aestivations
aestivoautumnal
aestivoautumnal fever
aestuous
aet
aetat
aetheogam
aetheogamous
aetheogams
aether (current term)
aethereal
aetherial
aetheric
aethers
aethiops
aethiops mineral
aethogen
aethrioscope
aethrioscopes
aethyr
aethyrs
aetiolated
aetiolation
aetiologia

Literary usage of Aether

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1. Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty, and His Expectations by David Hartley (1834)
"Before I enter upon the proof of it, it will be proper to premise something by way of explanation, concerning the aether, and the qualities of the medullary ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"We must be content to treat the aether аз a plenum, which places it in a class ... Idea of an aether.—The wider view, according to which the hypothesis of ..."

3. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... essence aether-art, /. kind or variety of ether aether-auszug, m. ethereal extract aether- ... aether-scheintod. m. collapse or asphyxia under ether ..."

4. Modern Electrical Theory by Norman Robert Campbell (1907)
"T^c aether.' ' 1. IN modern discussions of the fundamental laws of electro- magnetism it is customary to employ frequently the conception 01 the ' aether. ..."

5. An Introduction to the Theory of Optics by Sir Arthur Schuster (1904)
"Lord Kelvin's theory of contractile aether. According to the most general equations of the motion of an elastic substance (Art. 132), a disturbance spreads ..."

6. Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster (1855)
"And if the particle were divided from the body, and removed to a distance from it, where the aether is still denser, the aether within it must ..."

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