Corpuscular theory

Definition of Corpuscular theory

(Opt.) the theory enunciated by Sir Isaac Newton, that light consists in the emission and rapid progression of minute particles or corpuscles. The theory is now generally rejected, and supplanted by the undulatory theory.

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corpuscular theory of light, natural philosophy, physical science, physics, scientific theory, undulatory theory, wave theory, wave theory of light
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