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  1. superluminaladjective

    faster-than-light; having a speed greater than light.


  1. superluminal

    Faster-than-light (also FTL, superluminal or supercausal) travel and communication are the conjectural propagation of matter or information faster than the speed of light (c). The special theory of relativity implies that only particles with zero rest mass (i.e., photons) may travel at the speed of light, and that nothing may travel faster. Particles whose speed exceeds that of light (tachyons) have been hypothesized, but their existence would violate causality and would imply time travel. The scientific consensus is that they do not exist. "Apparent" or "effective" FTL, on the other hand, depends on the hypothesis that unusually distorted regions of spacetime might permit matter to reach distant locations in less time than light could in normal ("undistorted") spacetime. As of the 21st century, according to current scientific theories, matter is required to travel at slower-than-light (also STL or subluminal) speed with respect to the locally distorted spacetime region. Apparent FTL is not excluded by general relativity; however, any apparent FTL physical plausibility is currently speculative. Examples of apparent FTL proposals are the Alcubierre drive, Krasnikov tubes, traversable wormholes, and quantum tunneling.

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  1. superluminal

    FTL communication, movement and travel.

    The broadband network uses FTL communication speeds.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 14, 2020  

  2. superluminal

    Infinite speed of light.

    Superluminal telecommunications can change the way we live on planet earth for the positive.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

  3. superluminal

    The communication, digestion, travel or dissemination of data, facts, consciousness, thoughts, light, frequency, information, energy or matter at superluminal speed.

    Superluminal communications can change the speed of technology globally.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

  4. superluminal

    The communication, transfer, processing, updating and movement of data, energy, consciousness, thoughts, fact, frequency, intelligence, information, light or matter at superluminal speed.

    Superluminal telecommunications can change our ways of life.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

  5. superluminal

    To create, communicate, travel through time or share data, facts, love, energy, information, light, consciousness, thoughts, intelligence and energy at superluminal speed.

    We are very grateful to have superluminal speeds in telecommunications and data centers.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUPERLUMINAL in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUPERLUMINAL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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