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A proponent of or expert in a physical theory which asserts that attraction is a consequence of an imperceptible attractive force intrinsic to the bodies involved and which operates at a distance, as opposed to being mediated by some mechanical process or other means; especially an adherent of Newton's theory of gravitation.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From attraction + -ist.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.