Meaning of self-repulsion in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfrɪˈpʌlʃn/


  • With reference to particles, molecules, etc., of the same substance or type: the action or property of repelling each other, especially by the electromagnetic force. In early use also with reference to a substance: the property of tending to expand due to consisting of particles which repel each other.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From self- + repulsion, after self-repellent, self-repelling.