from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who holds that many of the phenomena connected with the air-pump are to be explained by the elasticity of the air, and who maintains the truth of Boyle's law that the density of a gas is proportional to the pressure.
  • n. One who holds a particular theory of elasticity: used by Boyle with reference to his law. See quotation under elastic, a., 2.


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