Definition of time paradox in English:

time paradox


  • A paradox involving time.

    Three paradoxes in particular are so called: (a) the twin paradox in the theory of relativity; (b) a paradox concerning the implications of time travel, the grandfather paradox; (c) the paradox that many macroscopic phenomena do not occur in reverse even though such an event would not conflict with the laws of nature.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Philosophical, Psychological and Scientific Methods.