faster-than-light

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faster-than-light (not comparable)

  1. Faster than the speed of light in a vacuum, the theoretical speed limit for travel within the universe.

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  • This is the form used before a noun. After a noun, the form used is faster than light:
    The laws of physics forbid faster-than-light travel.
    Tachyons travel at speeds faster than light.

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