Aether

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Ae·ther

 (ē′thər)
n. Greek Mythology
The poetic personification of the clear upper air breathed by the Olympians.

[Latin Aethēr, from Greek aithēr, upper air.]

aether

(ˈiːθə)
n
a variant spelling of ether3, ether4, ether5
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aether - personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the OlympiansAether - personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
2.aether - a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic wavesaether - a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
medium - an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
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In the days when the aether was less in doubt, we should have said that what was happening was a certain kind of transverse vibration in the aether.
But when I speak of "appearances," I do so only for brevity: I do not mean anything that must "appear" to somebody, but only that happening, whatever it may be, which is connected, at the place in question, with a given physical object--according to the old orthodox theory, it would be a transverse vibration in the aether.
But the other is the elder daughter of dark Night, and the son of Cronos who sits above and dwells in the aether, set her in the roots of the earth: and she is far kinder to men.