Spacetime vs Spatiotemporal - What's the difference?

spacetime | spatiotemporal |


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.

spacetime

Noun

  • (uncountable, physics) The four-dimensional continuum of the three spatial dimensions plus time.
  • An event is a point in spacetime , specified by the coordinates x,y,z and t.
  • (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.
  • "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.

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    spatiotemporal

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, concerning, or existing in both space and time.
  • Of or concerning spacetime.
  • Synonyms

    * geotemporal * temporospatial * chronospatial

    Derived terms

    * spatiotemporal continuity * spatiotemporal database * spatiotemporal gene expression