Meaning of event-particle in English:



historical, rare Physics
  • (In or with reference to the works of mathematician and philosopher A. N. Whitehead) an instantaneous occurrence in space-time, having no extent in either space or time.

    Proposed as an abstraction of an event, analogous to the notion of a point in geometry.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947), mathematician and philosopher.