Glossary of Abbreviations

The Dictionary of Time & Space is arranged in a format similar to that of a standard dictionary, except that it deals only with words or phrases relating to the many aspects of Time and Space. The following is a list of abbreviations used in this dictionary. Most abbreviations are the same as in a standard dictionary, although some new terms, denoted by an asterix (*), had to be created for the unique properties of many of the words found herein.

 

adj.           adjective

adv.          adverb

conv.        * converter - any word that converts a word or phrase real to variable.

ex.           example

incl.         including; inclusive

inv.          * inverter - any word that converts a word or phrase from real to variable and from one dimension to another; changing rt. to vs., or rs. to vt.

met.        metaphor; metaphorical

n.            noun

pl.           plural

pref.        prefix

pron.        pronoun

rs.            * real space - referring to any scientifically accepted aspect of space or spatial relations

rt.            * real time - referring to any scientifically accepted aspect of time or temporal relations

suf.          suffix

v.             verb

vs.            * variable space - referring to any variable aspect of space or spatial relations

vt.            * variable time - referring to any variable aspect of time or temporal relations

 

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