nowhen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

no +‎ when, by analogy with nowhere. See quotation from 1996.

Noun[edit]

nowhen (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A point from which one has an unrestricted perspective in time.
    • 1996, Huw Price, Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point (Oxford University Press)
      I want to show that if we want to understand the asymmetry of time then we need to be able to understand, and quarantine, the various ways in which our patterns of thought reflect the peculiarities of our own temporal perspective. We need to acquaint ourselves with what might aptly be called the view from nowhen.