# What is time?

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akuiglaposted 7 years ago

What is time?

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akuiglaposted 7 years ago

Is it distance between cause and effect?
Separation between action and reaction?
Space between behavior and consequence?
Or something else?

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PETER LUMETTAposted 7 years ago

Time is a measured distance. When you travel a measured distance at the speed of light you would know the time. At 186,000 miles per second at the speed of light youwould have traveled 186,000 miles then a second would have passed. But of course we all know that time is relative.   Peter

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tom hellertposted 7 years ago

Time is a dimension unlike the standard 3D's -It is a number/factor that can be referenced, calculated, and measured but it is hard to change but not impossible- Gravity can slow time and therefore  by comparison-speed it up.By most thughts time cannot be reversed, or can it. That is the question too some say time is like a a ribbon that can loop back on itself- I support the "ribbon theory", death echoes and residual energy is a good example of how it could get stuck- where energy is stuck repeating itself. I personally believe time is the current time is "close to" the future/the past. I think that is why people can see or get a "feel" of the future.  LIKE WHEN YOU KNOW-someone is in the room even though you don't see the person. So the definition of time is a measurable componant that combines with the other 3 "spatial" dimentions to produce reality, it is only with the combination of these 3 other factors does it all move forward. Take away one dimmention and it all, stops. OK,
MAYBE MAYBE NOT...
Steven hawking knows.

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AKA Winstonposted 7 years ago

Time is a scaler used by man to comapare positions of objects.  It is a concept of man.  Time requires memory - one must be able to remember where something was before one can notice that location has changed.  Without memory, it is always now.

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tsmogposted 7 years ago

time is a measurement and a concept depending on usefullness

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istephanposted 7 years ago

Time is a theory of development. There is a real occurrence a continuous change through which we exist. To appreciate time we have to understand the mechanism which conveys about this continuous transformation from which our mind generates the illusion of stream of time. Time becomes palpable through movement and is evaluated by relation with other motions such as day and night, sunrise and sunsets, the seasons all pinpointing of continuous change.

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maria.roseposted 7 years ago

We all know what time is. It's the ticking of a clock, the whine of an alarm, the calendar on the wall. And since we all agree about how those things work, time can seem as solid as a rock.

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