Spacetime vs Spatiotemporal - What's the difference?
As a noun spacetime
is (uncountable|physics) the four-dimensional continuum of the three spatial dimensions plus time.
As an adjective spatiotemporal is
of, concerning, or existing in both space and time.
(uncountable, physics) The four-dimensional continuum of the three spatial dimensions plus time.
(physics) An n''-dimensional continuum consisting of dimensions of both space & time. Normally spacetime is considered as having 4 dimensions (''x'', ''y'', ''z'', ''t ), but higher-dimensional spacetimes are often encountered in theoretical physics, e.g. the 5-dimensional spacetime of Kaluza-Klein theory or the 11 dimensions of spacetime in M-theory.
(relativity) A specific region of the universe with mathematically different properties than the surrounding spacetime. Synonymous with "metric" within the context of general relativity.
- An event is a point in spacetime , specified by the coordinates x,y,z and t.
- "a Schwarzschild spacetime," "a Reissner-Nordström spacetime," etc. as opposed to sense (2) describing the universe's spacetime as a whole: "a Minkowski spacetime," "a 5-dimensional spacetime," etc.
Of, concerning, or existing in both space and time.
Of or concerning spacetime.
* spatiotemporal continuity
* spatiotemporal database
* spatiotemporal gene expression