Search Result for "speed of light":
1. the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second;
[syn: speed of light, light speed, c]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
speed of light The absolutely fastest a particular algorithm or application could be implemented, given a set of constraints that are assumed to be unchangeable. For example, ?This would take 60 microseconds without any processing whatsoever, so that's the speed of light.? However, as one brilliant hacker once commented: ?Remember that the speed of light only is constant if you can't redesign the universe.?