Wormhole vs Stargate - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wormhole and stargate

is that wormhole is a hole burrowed by a worm while stargate is (neologism|scifi) a hypothetical device consisting of a traversable portal (typically a wormhole) that can send one to another location light years away nearly instantaneously.

wormhole

Alternative forms

* worm-hole * worme-hole (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • a hole burrowed by a worm
  • * 1593,
  • To fill with worme-holes stately monuments.
  • (relativity) A hypothetical shortcut between two points in spacetime, permitting faster-than-light travel and sometimes time travel.
  • Synonyms

    * (a spacetime construct) Einstein-Rosen bridge

    stargate

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (neologism, scifi) A hypothetical device consisting of a traversable portal (typically a wormhole) that can send one to another location light years away nearly instantaneously.
  • * 2000 , David Hatcher Childress, Technology of the Gods
  • Find examples of stargates and wormholes in the ancient world...
  • * 2001 , William R Alschuler, Howard Zimmerman, The Science of UFOs
  • Perhaps the first clear depiction of a stargate is to be found in Robert Heinlein's classic novel Tunnel in the Sky ...
  • * 2002 , Richard Leviton, The Galaxy on Earth: A Traveler's Guide to the Planet's Visionary Geography
  • A stargate' takes you to that star or constellation. ... The opening of a ' stargate requires the participation of the Archangel Michael...
  • * 2003 , Albert A Harrison, After Contact: The Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life
  • At some point it might be possible to devise a "stargate" such as depicted in the movies 2001: A Space Odyssey'' and ''Stargate ...
  • * 2004 , Stephanie Relfe, The Mars Force Book 2
  • With a stargate', travel is instantaneous. It is quite possible that the secret government either has a ' stargate or is trying to get one.

    Synonyms

    * teleporter

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