Physics, chiefly historical The exertion of force by one body on another separated from the first by empty space.
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- Of the quantum entanglement phenomena that Einstein described as ‘spooky action at a distance,’ quantum holography may be the spookiest to date.
- In short, the quantum description of the fundamental forces is designed to do away with action at a distance.
- Our universe didn't have to be this way: it could have been action at a distance, instantaneous transformer of information, etc.