space-time continuum


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Noun1.space-time continuum - the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are locatedspace-time continuum - the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
coordinate system, frame of reference, reference frame, reference system - a system that uses coordinates to establish position
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space-time continuum

[ˌspeɪsˌtaɪmkənˈtɪnjʊəm] Ncontinuo m espacio-tiempo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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Instead of Sherrill walking away from it, more people need to be walking through the Fulghum space-time continuum and into a library that beckons patrons of every stripe--especially the teen-aged youth.
They do not move through a material medium, but through the space-time continuum itself.
In order for "Timeless" to make sense, the premiere episode has to establish a) that time travel exists; b) that criminals have stolen a time machine in order to change the course of history; and c) that the only way to stop them is if a professor of history, an ex-military agent, and a time-ship pilot band together to follow the thieves through the space-time continuum. The hour does so with admirable if perfunctory speed, setting up the basic principles --Time bandits!
Watch this space-time continuum for more details...
Well, that space-time continuum sure has a funny way of moving things around - and, lo and behold, Dl has found the time to run a campaign.
The aforementioned breach in the space-time continuum has led to the IDMi Guides taking up a whopping amount of space in this issue.
Back in the day, we weren't taught grammar proper like, so all this talk of subordinating conjunctions and prepositions makes about as much sense as if we delivered a lecture about the space-time continuum in Swahili.
With Salvo telling his story to his host and listener (a comic book author, as it turns out), this as-told-to frame narration follows Salvo from quotidian earthling with family and job to the eternal wanderer of time and space; he's looking for his wife and daughter, who end up on a different space-time continuum because of his accidental triggering of an alien time-traveling device.
Alice must piece together her memories, her dreams, and the space-time continuum itself to find out why she is so essential to the preservation of all life on Earth.''
He escapes their threats and falls through the space-time continuum into a pirate ship, where he stands up to the Queen of Pirates, insisting that he must help his children with their breakfast instead of joining her.
These ripples in the space-time continuum exert a powerful appeal because it is believed they carry information that will allow us to look back into the very beginnings of the universe.
Yet they were made by artists of a generation that grew up with computers; that body is no longer, as it had been since Kant, the origin of perception in a definable space-time continuum. It is instead subjected to incessant internal and external purgation and trimming--to optimization efforts.

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