Component vs Lightlike - What's the difference?

component | lightlike |


As a noun component

is component.

As an adjective 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.

component

Noun

(en noun)
  • A smaller, self-contained part of a larger entity. Often refers to a manufactured object that is part of a larger device.
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    Derived terms

    * componentless

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Making up a larger whole; as a component word.
  • Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo.
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    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