Mimelike vs Timelike - What's the difference?

mimelike | timelike |


As adjectives the difference between mimelike and timelike

is that mimelike is resembling or characteristic of the art of mime while timelike is (mathematics|physics) of a four-vector in representing a point in spacetime, having a positive four-vector norm.

mimelike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of the art of mime.
  • * 2005 , Jonathan Turk, In the wake of the Jomon: stone age mariners and a voyage across the Pacific
  • Then ponderously, with its whole body rocking from side to side, it lifted one flipper into the air in an exaggerated mimelike movement.

    timelike

    English

    Alternative forms

    * time-like

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (mathematics, physics) Of a four-vector in representing a point in spacetime, having a positive four-vector 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