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corpuscular theory

noun, Physics.
1.
the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles.
Compare wave theory.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for corpuscular theory

corpuscular theory

noun
1.
the theory, originally proposed by Newton, and revived with the development of the quantum theory, that light consists of a stream of particles Compare photon, wave theory
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