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wormhole

[ wurm-hohl ]

noun

  1. a hole made by a burrowing or gnawing worm, as in timber, nuts, etc.
  2. a theoretical passageway in space between a black hole and a white hole.


wormhole

/ ˈwɜːmˌhəʊl /

noun

  1. a hole made by a worm in timber, plants, etc
  2. physics a tunnel in the geometry of space–time postulated to connect different parts of the universe


wormhole

/ wûrmhōl′ /

  1. A hole made by a burrowing worm.
  2. A theoretical distortion of space-time that would link points in space through a second set of paths, some of which could be shorter than the shortest path without the wormhole. It is not known whether workholes are possible.
  3. See more at space-time


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Derived Forms

  • ˈwormˌholed, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wormhole1

First recorded in 1585–95; worm + hole
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Example Sentences

Theorists have been intensely debating how literally to take all these wormholes.

They have fried apple pies that seem to come through a wormhole from a 1987 McDonalds.

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In contrast, anything that falls into a wormhole should be able to pass right through to the other side.

Then, it would pass back all of the way through the wormhole and into the first universe again.

Gabella is part of a team that wondered what ripples from a wormhole might look like.

It offers the kind of refracted, wormhole narrative that generates comparisons to David Mitchell—deserved in this case.

How about that wormhole, James, that we were worrying over before the separation of the upper table?

"I think maybe that speck isn't a wormhole, after all," said Phil, subjecting the apple she still held to another scrutiny.

I suppose you might call me a semi-pro, able under ordinary circumstances to do any given wormhole in par.

I really believe he gets more pleasure out of one first-class, sixteenth-century wormhole than the original worm did.

Others attack only dead or dying bark and wood, but this injury often results in great loss from the so-called wormhole defects.

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