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absolute space


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Space that exists as a background to events and processes and is not affected by objects or other entities in the universe. The idea underpins Newtonian physics, although many physicists have always regarded absolute space as an undesirable concept and suggested, as in Mach's principle, that fundamental physics should be described by relational theories.

Subjects: Physics.


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