Meaning of actio in distans in English:

actio in distans

Pronunciation /ˌaktɪəʊ ɪn ˈdɪstanz/

noun

(also actio ad distans)
Physics Philosophy
  • Action at a distance.

Origin

Early 18th century. Originally from post-classical Latin actio in distans from classical Latin āctiō + in + distāns.