absolute space-time


absolute space-time
The Newtonian concept of an unchanging and unchangeable reference system of time and spatial coordinates that is the same for all observers

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  • absolute space — noun The Newtonian concept of an unchanging and unchangeable reference system of spatial (and temporal) coordinates that is the same for all observers Syn: absolute space time …   Wiktionary

  • Absolute space — Space Space (sp[=a]s), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span. Cf. {Expatiate}.] 1. Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Absolute space — Absolute Ab so*lute, a. [L. absolutus, p. p. of absolvere: cf. F. absolu. See {Absolve}.] 1. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • space-time — /spays tuym /, n. 1. Also called space time continuum. the four dimensional continuum, having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate, in which all physical quantities may be located. 2. the physical reality that exists within this… …   Universalium

  • absolute time — noun The Newtonian concept of an unchanging and unchangeable reference system of time (and spatial) coordinates that is the same for all observers Syn: absolute space time …   Wiktionary

  • Space — is the extent within which matter is physically extended and objects and events have positions relative to one another [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article 9068962/space Britannica Online Encyclopedia: Space] ] . Physical space is often… …   Wikipedia

  • Space — • The idea of space is one of the most important in the philosophy of the material world; for centuries it has preoccupied and puzzled philosophers and psychologists Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Space     Space …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Space — (sp[=a]s), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span. Cf. {Expatiate}.] 1. Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended objects… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Space line — Space Space (sp[=a]s), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span. Cf. {Expatiate}.] 1. Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Space rule — Space Space (sp[=a]s), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span. Cf. {Expatiate}.] 1. Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English