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pre·des·ti·na·tion para·dox

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  1. Predestination paradox

    A predestination paradox is a paradox of time travel that is often used as a convention in science fiction. A temporal causality loop is a scenario in which some earlier event #1 is the cause of some later event #2, and through time travel, event #2 is also the cause of event #1. The paradox occurs when a time traveler is caught in a loop of events that "predestines" or "predates" him or her to travel back in time. In this case, event #2 would be the event of the time traveler going back in time, and #1 would be something that time traveler did in the past that in turn influenced him or her to travel back in time. The paradox suggests that those people who travel back in time would have no way of changing a situation. One example would be a person who travels back in time to save a loved one from being hit by a car, then once in the past the person uses a car to try to reach the scene of the accident before it happened, and accidentally hits the very person they had come back to save, causing the death that had inspired their future self to travel back in time.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predestination paradox in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predestination paradox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • المفارقة السابقةArabic
  • PrädestinationsparadoxGerman
  • la paradoja de la predestinaciónSpanish
  • paradoxe de la prédestinationFrench
  • पूर्वकाल विरोधाभासHindi
  • - פרדוקס מראשHebrew
  • 予定のパラドックスJapanese
  • 예정 역설Korean
  • paradoxo de predestinaçãoPortuguese
  • парадокс предопределенияRussian
  • Парадокс застереUkrainian
  • 预言悖论Chinese

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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. flair
    • B. recital
    • C. serendipity
    • D. peccadillo

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