Plenist
Plenist \Ple"nist\, n. [L. plenus full; cf. F. pl['e]niste.] One who holds that all space is full of matter. [1913 Webster]

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  • plenist — ple·nist …   English syllables

  • plenist — ˈplēnə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: Latin plenus full, complete + English ist : one who maintains that there are no vacuums in nature compare vacuist …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Vacuist — Vac u*ist, n. [Cf. F. vacuiste.] One who holds the doctrine that the space between the bodies of the universe, or the molecules and atoms of matter., is a vacuum; opposed to plenist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vacuist — yəwə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin vacuista, from Latin vacuum + ista ist : one who maintains that there are vacuums in nature by 1660 learned men were lining up on two opposing sides, the vacuists and the plenists American Scientist compare… …   Useful english dictionary

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