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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

time′ warp`(n.)

  1. a hypothetical eccentricity in the progress of time that would allow movement back and forth between eras or that would permit the passage of time to be suspended.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Physics

Origin of time warp:

1950–55

Wiktionary

  1. time warp(Noun)

    a hypothetical discontinuity in the flow of time that would move events from one time period to another

  2. time warp(Noun)

    A line dance popularized by the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in which the dancers take a jump to the left, a step to the right, put their hands on their hips, bend their knees, thrust their pelvises, spin in a circle, jump forward and back, and wiggle.

Freebase

  1. Time warp

    The terms time warp, space warp and time-space warp are commonly used in science fiction. They sometimes refer to Einstein's theory that time and space form a continuum which bends, folds or warps from the observer's point of view, relative to such factors as movement or gravitation, but are also used in reference to more fantastic notions of discontinuities or other irregularities in spacetime not based on real-world science. According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, when a body of mass "m" and volume "V" moves with a velocity "v", then its physical properties change in many ways. Its length decreases and mass increases. These factors keep on increasing and decreasing with the increase in velocity. When the body reaches the speed of light "c", its length becomes zero, its mass becomes infinite and the time factor vanishes. In other words, no time passes inside the event horizon of the moving body. In this way, the body sometimes takes irregular shapes and covers a distance of millions of light years in no time, because the passage of time for that moving body has vanished. During this process, the body is said to be moving with a warp speed.

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