1.Fighting with an imaginary person (or people), or with shadows.

2. A mock battle; sparring.

3. A futile combat. A battle one cannot win.

4. It can also be used as a fancy way of saying Shadow-boxing.

Also an acronym for Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography/Chemistry

From the Greek for shadow-battle.

Sci*am"a*chy (?), n.

See Sciomachy.

 

© Webster 1913.

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