HyperDic: relativity

English > 2 senses of the word relativity:
NOUNcognitionrelativity, theory of relativity, relativity theory, Einstein's theory of relativity(physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
attributerelativitythe quality of being relative / relative and having significance only in relation to something else
relativity > pronunciation
Soundsreh.lahtih'vahtiy
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English > relativity: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts.
Synonymstheory of relativity, relativity theory, Einstein's theory of relativity
Category ofeventA phenomenon located at a single point / point in space-time
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowergeneral relativity, general theory of relativity, general relativity theory, Einstein's general theory of relativityA generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence)
special relativity, special theory of relativity, special relativity theory, Einstein's special theory of relativityA physical theory of relativity based on the assumption that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant and the assumption that the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems
Broaderscientific theoryA theory that explains scientific observations
Spanishrelatividad, teoría de la relatividad
Catalanrelativitat, teoria de la relativitat
Adjectivesrelativisticrelating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
English > relativity: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being relative / relative and having significance only in relation to something else.
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Adjectivesrelativeestimated by comparison
relativeproperly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics / characteristics
relativisticof or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

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