space-time continuum

noun
the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
Syn: ↑space-time

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noun
: a space of four dimensions which if described would have three space axes and one axis indicating variations in time

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space-time continuum see under ↑space
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Main Entry:continue
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space-time continuum noun
Physical space or reality, regarded as having four dimensions (length, breadth, height and time) in which an event can be represented as a point fixed by four co-ordinates
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Main Entry:space

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space-time continuum «SPAYS TYM»,
Physics. space conceived as a continuum of four dimensions (length, width, height, and time), within which physical events can be located exactly.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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