As a true novice in this field... Do theoretical physicists consider time to be physically dimensional in the same sense that distance is? Or is the dimensionality of time only conceptual shorthand--a function of how perceiving agents incrementally organize successive configurations of mass in flux within space? In effect, isn't "time" merely the measured release of an otherwise static universe? Might it simply be thought of as displacement potential itself? As such, the term "space-time" would be just another way of describing a universe where change is possible, but only in accordance with a prescribed progressivity.