Definition of repulsion in English:


Line breaks: re|pul¦sion
Pronunciation: /rɪˈpʌlʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 2 Physics A force under the influence of which objects tend to move away from each other, e.g. through having the same magnetic polarity or electric charge: bond lengths are increased due to increasing repulsion between the atoms
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    • Second, the sociological notion of a ‘field’ also evokes physics, which identifies vectors of attraction and repulsion associated with forces in a magnetic field.
    • Scientists suggest electrostatic repulsion between ring particles may play a role, perhaps levitating finer particles above the main ring structure.
    • The film details the dynamics of both their attraction to and repulsion from one another with an unusual degree of sensitivity.

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