# timelike

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## English[edit]

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### Adjective[edit]

**timelike** (*comparative* **more timelike**, *superlative* **most timelike**)

- (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[edit]

- timelike component
- timelike congruence
- timelike path
- future directed timelike vector
- past directed timelike vector
- timelikeness
- timelike vector field