Definition of Repulsive force

1. Noun. The force by which bodies repel one another.

Exact synonyms: Repulsion
Generic synonyms: Force
Attributes: Repulsive
Antonyms: Attraction



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repulsive Force

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repulsive force (current term)
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Literary usage of Repulsive force

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1. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Smyth (1859)
"Let the body be acted upon by an attracting and repulsive force. Suppose the body placed at A to be acted upon by an attracting force tending to make it ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1863)
"... Thus the repulsive force which acts at all distances in celestial spaces finds itself reduced in the interior of bodies to an action at insensible ..."

3. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1886)
"But, as has been shown, there is no point in an occupied space which is not capable of being regarded as a material substance endowed with repulsive force, ..."

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