## Spacetime vs Timelike - What's the difference?
spacetime | timelike |
## In context|physics|lang=en terms the difference between spacetime and timelikeis thatspacetime is (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, eg the 5-dimensional spacetime of kaluza-klein theory or the 11 dimensions of spacetime in m-theory while timelike is (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.## As a noun is (uncountable|physics) the four-dimensional continuum of the three spatial dimensions plus time. |

## spacetime## English(wikipedia spacetime)
## Noun- An event is a point in
**spacetime**, specified by the coordinates x,y,z and t.
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. - "a Schwarzschild spacetime," "a Reissner-NordstrÃ¶m 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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## timelike## English## Alternative forms* time-like## Adjective(en adjective)
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 |