relativity

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  • relativity — el a*tiv i*ty ( t?v ? t?), n. 1. The state of being relative; as, the relativity of a subject. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two theories (also called {theory of relativity}) proposed by Albert Einstein, the {special theory of relativity},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • relativity — [rel΄ə tiv′ə tē] n. 1. the condition, fact, or quality of being relative 2. the close dependence of one occurrence, value, quality, etc. on another 3. Philos. a) RELATIVISM b) RELATIVITY OF KNOWLEDGE 4. Physics …   English World dictionary

  • Relativity — Titre original Relativity Genre Série dramatique Créateur(s) Jason Katims Pays d’origine  États Unis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • relativity — 1834, fact or condition of being relative, from relative (adj.) (see RELATIVE (Cf. relative) (n.)); first attested in Coleridge. In scientific use, connected to the theory of Albert Einstein (1879 1955), published 1905 (special theory of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • relativity — index analogy, chain (nexus), proportion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • relativity — ► NOUN 1) the absence of standards of absolute and universal application. 2) Physics a description of matter, energy, space, and time according to Einstein s theories based on the importance of relative motion and the principle that the speed of… …   English terms dictionary

  • relativity — /rel euh tiv i tee/, n. 1. the state or fact of being relative. 2. Physics. a theory, formulated essentially by Albert Einstein, that all motion must be defined relative to a frame of reference and that space and time are relative, rather than… …   Universalium

  • relativity — noun (plural ties) Date: circa 1834 1. a. the quality or state of being relative b. something that is relative 2. the state of being dependent for existence on or determined in nature, value, or quality by relation to something else 3. a. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • relativity — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The physical theory of the relativity and interdependence of matter, time, and space] Syn. restricted relativity, special relativity, theory of general relativity, the curvilinear universe, the denial of the absolute, time as… …   English dictionary for students

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