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Definitions for relativistic
ˌrɛl ə təˈvɪs tɪkrel·a·tivis·tic

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  1. relativisticadjective

    relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity

    "relativistic quantum mechanics"; "relativistic increase in mass"; "radiation from relativistic particles"

  2. relativisticadjective

    of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism


  1. Relativisticadjective

    of, pertaining to, or in conformity with the theory of relativity; as, the relativistic increase of mass with velocity.

  2. Relativisticadjective

    moving at a speed sufficiently high that the changes of mass or time dilation predicted by the theory of relativity may be observed; moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light; as, relativistic electrons.br/


  1. relativisticadjective

    of, or relating to relativity

  2. relativisticadjective

    at, or near the speed of light

  3. relativisticadjective

    of, or relating to relativism


  1. relativistic

    Relativistic refers to anything related to the theory of relativity, particularly Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. These theories are based on the principle that the laws of physics are invariant (i.e., do not change) in all inertial systems. In more complex terms, relativistic often refers to situations where velocities are approaching the speed of light, leading to noticeable changes in measurements of space and time compared to classical physics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relativistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relativistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of relativistic in a Sentence

  1. John Foster:

    Interplanetary shocks, traveling toward Earth from the Sun, have been observed and studied before, what is of major interest in the event reported are the direct observations of the effects of the shock on Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts with sufficient detail to reveal the processes taking place. Although the main strength of the solar shock is deflected by the magnetic shield that surrounds our planet, a brief pulse of energy penetrates closer to Earth where it accelerates radiation belt electrons to ultra-relativistic energies in less than a minute.

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