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    I would like to begin a discussion group that would worktowards a better understanding of the essence of time. I feel that a generallack of a thorough understanding of time is the root cause of erroneous concepts.So I will start with an attempt to write a definition of time and use it toexplore its essence.
    Time is the measurement that quantifies the transition period between theoccurrences of events. It can be used to identify the occurrence of a specificevent among the occurrence of other events. Time marks the distinct occurrenceof an event.
    Time is a measurement that can be used to quantify the transition period fromone event to another. Time strings together all events in the sequence of theiroccurrence; for an observation of time to be valid, the sequence of events mustrepresent the sequence of their occurrence.
    Time is the essence of existence. There is no beginning of time; there is noend of time. There is only a continuous flow of time; from beyond the beginningto beyond the end.
    When an event occurs in time it is locked in the sequence of its occurrence. Itcannot take place before or after that point in time. It is maintained in its sequence ofoccurrence through eternity.
    For an observation of a time related even to be true it must be held in its sequence of occurrence.


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    Try reading this in the Physics section, you may have missed it.

    What is the simplest definition for time?


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    I would like to begin a discussion group that would worktowards a better understanding of the essence of time. I feel that a generallack of a thorough understanding of time is the root cause of erroneous concepts.So I will start with an attempt to write a definition of time and use it toexplore its essence.
    Time is the measurement that quantifies the transition period between theoccurrences of events. It can be used to identify the occurrence of a specificevent among the occurrence of other events. Time marks the distinct occurrenceof an event.
    Time is a measurement that can be used to quantify the transition period fromone event to another. Time strings together all events in the sequence of theiroccurrence; for an observation of time to be valid, the sequence of events mustrepresent the sequence of their occurrence.
    Time is the essence of existence. There is no beginning of time; there is noend of time. There is only a continuous flow of time; from beyond the beginningto beyond the end.
    When an event occurs in time it is locked in the sequence of its occurrence. Itcannot take place before or after that point in time. It is maintained in its sequence ofoccurrence through eternity.
    For an observation of a time related even to be true it must be held in itssequence of occurrence.

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    I would like to begin a discussion group that would worktowards a better understanding of the essence of time. I feel that a generallack of a thorough understanding of time is the root cause of erroneous concepts.So I will start with an attempt to write a definition of time and use it toexplore its essence.
    Time is the measurement that quantifies the transition period between theoccurrences of events. It can be used to identify the occurrence of a specificevent among the occurrence of other events. Time marks the distinct occurrenceof an event.
    Time is a measurement that can be used to quantify the transition period fromone event to another. Time strings together all events in the sequence of theiroccurrence; for an observation of time to be valid, the sequence of events mustrepresent the sequence of their occurrence.
    Time is the essence of existence. There is no beginning of time; there is noend of time. There is only a continuous flow of time; from beyond the beginningto beyond the end.
    When an event occurs in time it is locked in the sequence of its occurrence. Itcannot take place before or after that point in time. It is maintained in its sequence ofoccurrence through eternity.
    For an observation of a time related even to be true it must be held in itssequence of occurrence.

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    It is considered very poor internet form to

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    B Reply to yourself when no one else is interested. That's trolling or spamming.
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    Isn't it TIME to give it a rest, alreay worn out below
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    Time is already well defined ( in a physical sense ) :

    Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Spacetime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No new definition is needed or called for, so not sure what the point in this thread is ?
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    A point? We don't need no stinkin' point!
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    Markus: If the definition of time that is found in Wikipediathe free encyclopedia meets all of your needs, then you should be a hampercamper. I find that its definition is incomplete and vague. So I choose toredefine it (time). Pretty simple.
    My needs are not met so I will clarify the definition to make it meet my needs.My definition meets the requirement of truth. And allows for a more universaluse of the expression. There is a great deal of confusion on the essence oftime for many people. And it has led to many misunderstandings. I suspect thatthe confusion has reached over to touch you also, you just haven’t realized it.

    I wish you good luck in your efforts to understand.Knowledge is wonderful, and a gift from God. The more you seek it, the more yougrow.
    [QUOTE=Markus Hanke;299604]Time is already well defined ( in a physical sense ) :

    Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Spacetime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No new definition is needed or called for, so not sure what the point in this thread is ?[/QUOTE]
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    I find that the definition of 'income tax' does not meet my needs, so I choose to redefine it. I shall inform the revenue commissioners of that fact at my earliest convenience and will expect my liabilities to be adjusted accordingly.Jack1941, you are free to redefine anything to wish, just do not expect the rest of the world to follow you.Would you prefer me to give references other then Wikipedia ?
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    Jack, I joined this forum becuase I googled "time is the essence of existance". A though I had, expecting to find numerous quotes by great thinkers and you are on top of the google search, which means not even wikipedia has that quote. Let me tell you, your post about the essence of time is great, but I think you've touch on something else, what I was thinking about when I googled.
    Think about it,
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