Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or composed of corpuscles; particulate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or composed of, corpuscles, or small particles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to corpuscles; consisting of or separable into corpuscles, or minute ultimate particles. Also corpusculous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to corpuscles

Etymologies

From New Latin *corpuscularis, from corpusculum ("corpuscle") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hence the phenomenon cannot be explained as a new characteristic radiation of the same nature as that hitherto known; and Compton deduced a new kind of corpuscular theory, with which all experimental results showed perfect agreement within the limits of experimental error.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1927 - Presentation Speech

  • But this "corpuscular" theory of light was abandoned long ago due to its false predictions, versus the growing evidence of light as a massless phenomenon.

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  • I do not know what form 21st century travel technology will take, but if it is to represent progress, it will be corpuscular, asynchronous, and distributed.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Making Fiscal Sense

  • I thought of autonomous automobiles when I wrote “corpuscular, asynchronous, and distributed” above, but it seemed a bit much to pack into a blog comment.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Making Fiscal Sense

  • Red blood cells with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) greater than 95 can signal a methylation problem.

    Mark Hyman, MD: Nutrition Tips: Folic Acid: Killer or Cure-All?

  • Some of their observations led to the conclusion that the old “corpuscular” or atomic theory of matter was inferior to wave theory as a means of explaining or predicting some things.

    Energy and Society~ Chapter 1~ Energy & Society

  • With billions in federal dough available for new KIPP stores and their chains of imitators, the plan is coming together to convert poor children to future-focused corpuscular automatons.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • A young research student, Norbert Kreidl, developed a third technique, which was an electric counter with an amplifying set of special construction to record corpuscular radiation.

    Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th Century Vienna

  • Wilson develops her line of argument mainly in connection with difficulties Locke raises about the corpuscular hypothesis 'purported ability to explain sensation and more generally, the relation between thought and matter, [16] but some other phenomena are troublesome as well.

    Locke's Philosophy of Science

  • Here he appears to despair of understanding how secondary qualities are produced by primary ones; thus he appears to take the corpuscular hypothesis 'reductionist claim to be true, though he despairs of our understanding how the reduction works.

    Locke's Philosophy of Science

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