Lightlike vs Eightlike - What's the difference?

lightlike | eightlike |


As adjectives the difference between lightlike and eightlike

is that lightlike is (mathematics) (of a four-vector ) having a space component whose magnitude is equal to its time component multiplied by the speed of light while eightlike is (rare) shaped like a figure eight.

lightlike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (mathematics) (of a four-vector ) having a space component whose magnitude is equal to its time component multiplied by the speed of light
  • See also

    * spacelike * timelike

    eightlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (rare) Shaped like a figure eight.
  • * 1965 , August Aichhorn, Otto Fleischmann, Paul Kramer, Helen Ross, Delinquency and child guidance: selected papers?
  • ...with the contemporaneously developing notion about the eightlike shape of the crumpled wheel and the figure eight more generally.
  • * 2006 , Jorge CaƱizares-Esguerra, Nature, empire, and nation
  • For example, some scholars thought that an eightlike figure on the robe of the Virgin signified that the image was the eighth wonder of the world.

    Synonyms

    * octiform