We must be content to treat the aether as a plenum, which places it in a class by itself; and we can thus recognize that it may behave very differently from matter, though in some manner consistent with itself - a remark which is fundamental in the modern theory.
With reference to all such further refinements of theory, it is to be borne in mind that the perfect fluid of hydrodynamic analysis is not a merely passive inert plenum; it is also a continuum with the property that no finite internal slip or discontinuity of motion can ever arise in it through any kind of disturbance; and this property must be postulated, as it cannot be explained.
Questions of more than usual importance were, however, to be settled in the general assembly (Plenum) where a two-thirds majority was necessary to carry a resolution.
The representatives of the states favorable to this proposal, ic, Austria, Luxemburg, Denmark and the four kingdoms, came together in Frankfort on the 4th of September 1850, constituted themselves a Plenum of the old diet and refused to admit the other states except under the terms of the act of 1815.
From the astronomers the Stoics borrowed their picture of the universe - a plenum in the form of a series of layers or concentric rings, first the elements, then the planetary and stellar spheres, massed round the earth as centre - a picture which dominated the imagination of men from the days of Eudoxus down to those of Dante or even Copernicus.
Colour itself is not objective; it is found not in the ultimate plenum and vacuum, but only in derived objects according to their physical qualities and relations.
See air change, air washer, modulated control plenum system, unit air conditioner, and BS 5643.
plenum with multi port injection.
The dish will be 3.5m deep at its thickest point forming a plenum for smoke extract from the atrium below.
Rover K series 1600cc engines - provided induction is via the standard production plenum.
The 4th plenum drew attention to the Party's call to put the full weight of the collective behind all the work.
In the autumn the enlarged plenum of the ICL declared not an independent party but an instrument for creating them.
The deliberations of the 3rd plenum took place in the context of developments nationally and internationally which put great demands on the Party.
Only Harber and Kirby joined the extended plenum of the following spring.
plenum vaporizers mounted on the anesthetic machine outside the circle.
plenum system, unit air conditioner, and BS 5643.
plenum area of the bulkhead clear.
Low air leakage plenum floors for underfloor air delivery are standard.
This raked structure consists of concrete treads and timber infill risers and is used as a supply air plenum.
Spent air is drawn from the space back to the zone unit via return air grilles located over the return plenum.
In 2002, the car has been further modified with a John Eales triple throttle body plenum.
shock waves dissipate within the confines of the plenum without interfering with the shock waves emitted from an adjacent stack.
Shock waves dissipate within the confines of the plenum without interfering with the shock waves emitted from an adjacent stack.
From there, the warmed air enters a plenum from which it is dispersed into the home through the network of ducts.
that there is no vacuum - that every part of space is full of matter, that there is a universal plenum, and that all motion is like that of a fish in the water, which yields in front of the fish because the fish leaves room for it behind.
To those who maintained the existence of a plenum as a philosophical principle, nature's abhorrence of a vacuum was a sufficient reason for imagining an all-surrounding aether, even though every other argument should be against it.
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Being is the Full i pes, plenum); not-Being is the Void (nEvov, vacuum), the infinite space in which moved the infinite number of atoms into which the single:Being of the Eleatics was broken up. These atoms are eternal and invisible; absolutely small, so small that their size cannot be diminished (hence the name IITOµos, "indivisible"); absolutely full and incompressible, they are without pores and entirely fill the space they occupy; homogeneous, differing only in figure (as A from N), arrangement (as AN from NA), position (as N is Z on its side), magnitude (and consequently in weight, although some authorities dispute this).
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