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A hypothetical subatomic particle that always travels faster than the speed of light.

tach′y·on′ic adj.


(Nuclear Physics) physics a hypothetical elementary particle capable of travelling faster than the velocity of light
[C20: from tachy- + -on]


(ˈtæk iˌɒn)

a hypothetical subatomic particle that travels faster than the speed of light.
[1967; < Greek tachý(s) swift]
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What if, he suggested, neutrinos are actually members of the thus-far theoretical class of particles known as tachyons, which - at least on the computer - can exceed the speed of light.
Consider the worldlines of two ordinary objects A and B, human or otherwise, which are moving away from each other, and capable of sending tachyons to each other.
As long as systems, or persons, A and B can indeed 'decide' to send tachyons ('cause' tachyons to be sent) at the speed called for by the instructions, and this sending only depends on certain previous events on the worldline of the system in question, one obtains paradox.
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