spacelike

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From space +‎ -like. Compare spacely.

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spacelike (not comparable)

  1. having the properties of space
  2. (physics, of the interval between two events in spacetime) lying outside each other's light cone, so that no information can pass from one to the other
  3. (mathematics, of a four-vector) having a space component of greater magnitude than its time component multiplied by the speed of light

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