eternity vs timelessness what difference

what is difference between eternity and timelessness

English

Alternative forms

  • æternity (archaic)
  • æternitie (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English eternyte, from Old French eternité, eternitez, from Latin aeternitās.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈtɜː.nə.ti/
  • (US) enPR: ĭ-tûrʹnĭ-tē, IPA(key): /ɪˈtɝnɪti/

Noun

eternity (countable and uncountable, plural eternities)

  1. (uncountable) Existence without end, infinite time.
  2. (uncountable, philosophy) Existence outside of time.
  3. (countable) A period of time which extends infinitely far into the future.
  4. (metaphysical) The remainder of time that elapses after death.
  5. (informal, hyperbolic) A comparatively long time.

Usage notes

  • In the sense “a comparatively long time”, eternity is always used with the indefinite article (an eternity).
  • In philosophy, the common use of eternity to refer to an infinite time is considered incorrect, eternity referring to existence outside of time; existence within time but of an infinite temporal duration is called everlastingness or sempiternity

Synonyms

  • (existence outside of time): atemporality, eternal now, extratemporality; see also Thesaurus:timelessness
  • (infinite time): all time, perpetuity; see also Thesaurus:eternity
  • (time extending infinitely far into the future): evermore, forever, foreverhood
  • (remainder of time that elapses after death): afterlife; see also Thesaurus:life after death
  • (comparatively long time): an age, ages, centuries, donkey’s years, hours, a lifetime, years, yonks; see also Thesaurus:eon

Antonyms

  • (existence outside of time): sempiternity

Derived terms

  • eternity past
  • eternity future

Related terms

  • eternal
  • eternize

Translations

Anagrams

  • entierty, entirety, tenerity


English

Etymology

timeless +‎ -ness

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtaɪmləsnəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtaɪmləsnəs/, /ˈtaɪmlɪsnɪs/, /ˈtʰaɪ̯mlɪ̈snɪ̈s/

Noun

timelessness (usually uncountable, plural timelessnesses)

  1. The property of being timeless.
Synonyms
  • atemporality, extratemporality; see also Thesaurus:timelessness

Translations


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