Lightlike is a see also of timelike.
As adjectives the difference between lightlike and timelike
is that
lightlike is (mathematics) (
of a fourvector ) having a space component whose magnitude is equal to its time component multiplied by the speed of light while
timelike is (mathematicsphysics) of a fourvector in representing a point in spacetime, having a positive fourvector norm.
lightlike English
Adjective
( en adjective)
(mathematics) (of a fourvector ) having a space component whose magnitude is equal to its time component multiplied by the speed of light
See also
* spacelike
* timelike

timelike English
Alternative forms
* timelike
Adjective
( en adjective)
(mathematics, physics) Of a fourvector in representing a point in spacetime, having a positive fourvector norm.
(physics) (of the interval between two events in spacetime ) Having overlapping light cones, so that information can pass from one to the other, and one can be envisaged as a cause of the other.
Derived terms
* timelike component
* timelike congruence
* timelike path
* future directed timelike vector
* past directed timelike vector
* timelikeness
* timelike vector field
See also
* lightlike
* spacelike 