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spatiotemporal

[ spey-shee-oh-tem-per-uhl ]
/ ˌspeɪ ʃi oʊˈtɛm pər əl /
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adjective

pertaining to space-time.
of or relating to both space and time.

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Origin of spatiotemporal

1915–20; <Latin spati(um) space + -o- + temporal1

OTHER WORDS FROM spatiotemporal

spa·ti·o·tem·po·ral·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for spatiotemporal

spatiotemporal
/ (ˌspeɪʃɪəʊˈtɛmpərəl, -ˈtɛmprəl) /

adjective

of or existing in both space and time
of or concerned with space-time

Derived forms of spatiotemporal

spatiotemporally, adverb

Word Origin for spatiotemporal

C20: from Latin spatium space + temporālis, from tempus time
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