The most common relative directions are left, right, forward, backward, up, and down. No absolute direction corresponds to any of the relative directions. This is a consequence of the translational invariance of the laws of physics: nature, loosely speaking, behaves the same no matter what direction one moves. As demonstrated by the Michelson-Morley null result, there is no absolute inertial frame of reference. There are definite relationships between the relative directions, however. Left and right, forward and backward, and up and down are three pairs of complementary directions, each pair orthogonal to both of the others. Relative directions are also known as egocentric coordinates.
The numerical value of Relative direction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Relative direction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Images & Illustrations of Relative direction
Translations for Relative direction
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Relative direction »
Find a translation for the Relative direction definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these Relative direction definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Relative direction." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Jul 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Relative direction>.