tardyon

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tardy and tachyon

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tardyon (plural tardyons)

  1. (physics) Any particle with non-zero mass (i.e. one that travels more slowly than the speed of light).
    • 1972, Isaac Asimov, Asimov's Guide to Science
      One, our own, is the tardyon-universe, in which all particles go at subluminal velocities and may accelerate to nearly the speed of light.
    • 1988, Nick Herbert, Faster Than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics
      Just as brute force cannot make a tachyon out of a tardyon...

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