Definition of actio in distans in English:

actio in distans

(also actio ad distans)

noun

Physics Philosophy
  • Action at a distance.

Origin

Early 18th century. Originally from post-classical Latin actio in distans from classical Latin āctiō + in + distāns. In some forms probably reflecting the variant actio ad distans, showing classical Latin ad.

Pronunciation:

actio in distans

/ˌaktɪəʊ ɪn ˈdɪstanz/