Definitions for relativityˌrɛl əˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rel•a•tiv•i•tyˌrɛl əˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)

  1. the state or fact of being relative.

  2. the first part of Einstein's two-part theory, based on the axioms that physical laws have the same form throughout the universe and that the velocity of light in a vacuum is a universal constant, from which is derived the mass-energy equation, E = mc2. the second part, a theory of gravitation based on the axiom that the local effects of a gravitational field and of the acceleration of an inertial system are identical.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: Also called special relativity. 1; Also called general relativity.

  3. dependence of a mental state upon the nature of the human mind.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. relativity, theory of relativity, relativity theory, Einstein's theory of relativity(noun)

    (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts

  2. relativity(noun)

    the quality of being relative and having significance only in relation to something else


  1. relativity(Noun)

    The state of being relative to something else.

  2. relativity(Noun)

    The principle that the laws of physics should be the same for all observers.

  3. relativity(Noun)

    Either of two theories (special relativity or general relativity) developed by German-American physicist Albert Einstein. Also called Einsteinian relativity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relativity(noun)

    the state of being relative; as, the relativity of a subject


  1. Relativity

    "Relativity" is the 118th episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager, the 24th episode of the fifth season. Overview: Seven of Nine is recruited from the future to prevent the present-time destruction of her ship.


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