spa·​tio·​tem·​po·​ral | \ ˌspā-shē-ō-ˈtem-p(ə-)rəl How to pronounce spatiotemporal (audio) \

Definition of spatiotemporal

1 : having both spatial and temporal qualities
2 : of or relating to space-time

Other Words from spatiotemporal

spatiotemporally \ ˌspā-​shē-​ō-​ˈtem-​p(ə-​)rə-​lē How to pronounce spatiotemporal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of spatiotemporal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The post-World War II insertion of the automobile into this spatiotemporal calculus really messed things up. Adam Rogers, Wired, 30 Dec. 2021 The physical world is temporal and declines; the non-spatiotemporal one is ideal and doesn’t. Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2021 By definition, the non-spatiotemporal realm is outside time and space. Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2021 The United States is accelerating development of global rapid-strike offensive capabilities, and some advanced weaponry has technologically broken through spatiotemporal boundaries. New York Times, 11 May 2018 All of the thinkers upon which Mr. Wolf focuses could be said to commit the very first and fatal error of Western philosophy (an error upon which the natural sciences habitually rely): the conflation of spatiotemporal presence with being. Wired Letters Department, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2006

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First Known Use of spatiotemporal

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for spatiotemporal

Latin spatium + tempor-, tempus time

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“Spatiotemporal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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