arrow of time


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arrow of time

[¦ar·ō əv ′tīm]
(physiology)
The uniform and unique direction associated with the apparent inevitable flow of time into the future.
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Philosophers and scientists often call the passing of time, the arrow of time.
There is a straw of hope however; in an accompanying comment Mrs May shows that she (if not the coterie of Brexiters in her party) has finally begun to understand that the arrow of time moves in only one direction; forwards.
We still can't define what time is, we still don't know what gives direction to the arrow of time, and we have no idea if the flow of time from the past to the present to the future is something that is highly subjective or an essential quality of reality.
There is a distinct arrow of time pointing in one direction.
A thermodynamic system which moves from lesser to greater entropy, at any given temperature, defines an arrow of time.
The act of reconstructing past psychical life, of changing the arrow of time from a forward to a retrospective direction, is the main premise of penitence.
the arrow of time is a singular occurrence without sex, shape, element,
Carroll's research interests include particle physics, cosmology, gravitation, the arrow of time, and the nature of dark matter.
It's sterling work, a growling, menacing stomp that nods to Sonic Youth and the Pixies or even Nirvana before the country licks are quickly restored on Arrow Of Time.
The arrow of time moves forward relentlessly, and this is registered in planetary motion no less than in natural phenomena.
We avoid this feature by going to [3] which describes the arrow of time in connection with QM and gravity.
This second volume contains the sections quantum mechanics, in the name of the arrow of time, life and artifice, and the curse of tolerance.