Definitions For Spacetime

Noun

SPACETIME. (countable and uncountable, plural SPACETIMEs) (uncountable, physics) The four-dimensional continuum of the three spatial dimensions plus time. : An event is a point in spacetime, specified by the coordinates x, y, z{{,}} and t. (physics) An n-dimensional continuum consisting of dimensions of both space and time. Normally spacetime is considered as having 4 dimensions (x, y, z, t), but higher-dimensional spacetimes are often encountered in theoretical physics, e.g. the 5-dimensional spacetime of kaluza-klein theory or the 11 dimensions of spacetime in m-theory. (relativity) A specific region of the universe with mathematically different properties than the surrounding spacetime. Synonymous with "metric" within the context of general relativity. : "a Schwarzschild spacetime," "a Reissner-Nordström spacetime," etc. as opposed to sense (2) describing the universe's spacetime as a whole: "a minkowski spacetime," "a 5-dimensional spacetime," etc.

Derived terms

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Coordinate terms

temporospatial spatiotemporal

Translations

Albanian: {{t-needed, sq}} Arabic: زَمَكَان, m : Egyptian Arabic: سبيس-تايم (speys-taim, sc=Arab) Armenian: տարածաժամանակային կոնտինուում Asturian: {{t-needed, ast}} Azerbaijani: {{t-needed, az}} Basque: {{t-needed, eu}} Bengali: {{t-needed, bn}} Bulgarian: пространство-време Catalan: espai-temps Chinese: : Cantonese: 時空, sc=Hani}}, {{t, yue, 时空 (si4 hung1, sc=Hani) : Mandarin: 時空, sc=Hani, 时空, tr=shí-kōng, sc=Hani Czech: časoprostor, m Danish: rumtid Dutch: ruimte-tijd, ruimtetijd, tijd-ruimte, tijdruimte Esperanto: spactempo Estonian: aegruum Finnish: aika-avaruus French: espace-temps Galician: espazo-tempo, m German: Raumzeit, f Greek: χωροχρόνος, m Hebrew: מרחב-זמן Hindi: {{t-needed, hi}} Hungarian: téridő Ido: spacotempo Italian: spaziotempo, m Japanese: 時空, tr=じくう, jikū Korean: 시공간 Latvian: laiktelpa, f Lithuanian: erdvėlaikis Macedonian: време-простор, m Malayalam: സ്ഥലകാലം, sc=Mlym Marathi: अवकाशकाल Norwegian: romtid Persian: فضازمان (fazâ-zamân) Polish: czasoprzestrzeń, f Portuguese: espaço-tempo, m Punjabi: {{t-needed, pa}} Romanian: spațiu-timp, n Russian: простра́нство-вре́мя, n Serbo-Croatian: : Cyrillic: просторвријеме, n, sc=Cyrl, просторвреме, n, sc=Cyrl : Roman: prostorvrijeme, n, prostorvreme, n Slovak: priestoročas, časopriestor Slovene: prôstor-čàs, m Spanish: espacio-tiempo, m Swedish: rumtid, c Tagalog: espasyo-panahon Tamil: வெளிநேரம் Thai: กาล-อวกาศ Turkish: uzayzaman Urdu: زمان و مکاں Vietnamese: không-thời gian

Etymology

from space + time, as a {{calque + en + de + raumzeit + nocap=1}}, introduced in this sense by {{w + hermann minkowski}}.

Anagrams

empaestic, timescape

Is Spacetime a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US NO
Scrabble UK NO
English International (SOWPODS) NO
Scrabble Global NO
Enable1 Dictionary NO

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Words with Friends
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The word Spacetime is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 18 points in Words with Friends

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