[ noun ] (physics) the force by which bodies repel one another
Used in print(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
The great resemblance between electrical and magnetic_attractions and repulsions and the similarity of their laws necessarily would bring_about this comparison .(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
They bring an inextricable component of value within themselves , with attractions and repulsions native to their own quality .
[ noun ] intense aversion
Used in print(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
To greet them with repulsion would turn what before was neutral into something bad ; it would needlessly bring badness into the world ; and even on subjectivist assumptions that does not seem very bright .