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What is the meaning of "as" in this sentence?
"We shall obtain evidence that radiation is particlelike in its interaction with matter, as distinguished from wavelike nature of radiation when it propagates"

If I cancel "as" the meaning of the phrase is the same?
May 23, 2020 8:40 AM
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I don't like the word 'particlelike' ; it would be better written '. . that radiation behaves like particles . .' and I also think the next part can be improved by writing '. . as distinct from its wavelike nature when it propagates'.
You need to include the word 'as' to link the two parts.
May 23, 2020
Because I understand what the sentence says, if you drop the "as", I still understand it the same way. However, having the "as" there serves a purpose. It signals to me that a comparison is about to follow.
May 23, 2020
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