How to use Luminiferous ether in a sentence

luminiferous ether
  • Maxwell explained electric and magnetic forces, not by the action at a distance assumed by the earlier mathematicians, but by stresses in a medium filling all space, and possessing qualities like those attributed to the old luminiferous ether.

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  • This great fact once ascertained, it became clear that the notion that electric phenomena are affections of the luminiferous ether was no longer a mere speculation but a scientific theory capable of verification.

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  • At the time, the standard belief of physicists had been that light was a wave motion carried by the luminiferous ether.

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