space-time continuum
space-time space-time, n. the four-dimensional coordinate system in which all physical objects of the known universe are located, and in which all physical events occur; it consists of three spatial dimensions and one time dimension; -- also called the {space-time continuum}. [PJC]

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  • 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 • Hypernyms: ↑coordinate system, ↑frame of reference, ↑reference system, ↑reference frame * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • space-time continuum — noun (U) technical the universe considered as having four measurements: length, width, depth, and time …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • space-time — [spās′tīm′] n. 1. a four dimensional continuum with four coordinates, the three dimensions of space and that of time, in which any event can be located: also called space time continuum 2. the physical reality inherent in such a continuum …   English World dictionary

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  • space-time — /spays tuym /, n. 1. Also called space time continuum. the four dimensional continuum, having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate, in which all physical quantities may be located. 2. the physical reality that exists within this… …   Universalium

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