Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.

Etymologies

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From a Polish royal name, and saint's name, of Slavic origin, meaning "proclamation of peace".

Examples

  • I don’t like getting bogged down in Casimir effects and cloning and whatever techno-crap they like to wrap their science in.

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  • At such short distances, a quantum-mechanical effect known as the Casimir force – which is too weak to be seen at distances greater than a micrometer – becomes significant.

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  • Professor Ulf Leonhardt and Dr Thomas Philbin, from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, have worked out a way of reversing this pheneomenon, known as the Casimir force, so that it repels instead of attracts.

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  • The closest scientists have come is a phenomenon called the Casimir effect, wherein empty space between two conducting plates behaves as if it contains negative energy.

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  • Having gathered her data, Sula called Casimir and told him she needed him to set up a meeting with Sergius.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • A new fort called Casimir was erected, on the west side of the river near the present site of New Castle, four miles below the

    Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam

  • New computational techniques developed at MIT confirmed that the complex quantum effects known as Casimir forces would cause tiny objects with the shapes shown here to repel each other rather than attract.

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  • "It is difficult for conventional technology to accurately measure very small forces, such as van der Waals forces between molecules or a phenomenon called the Casimir effect that is due to particles popping in and out of existence everywhere in the universe."

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Generalized for real materials by Evgeny Lifshitz2 in 1956, Casimir's prediction has been verified many times and is now known as the Casimir-Lifshitz (C-L) force.

    Next Big Future

  • He knew that as devices became smaller and smaller, they would fall prey to what is known as the Casimir force, an attractive force that comes into play when two very tiny metallic surfaces make very close contact.

    Signs of the Times

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