general theory of relativity
Date: 1921 relativity 3b

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  • general theory of relativity — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • general theory of relativity — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • general theory of relativity — n. see RELATIVITY (sense 4): also called general relativity …   English World dictionary

  • general theory of relativity — noun a generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence) • Syn: ↑general relativity, ↑general relativity theory, ↑Einstein s general theory of relativity • Hypernyms: ↑relativity, ↑theory of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • general theory of relativity — general relativity, theory of gravitation and acceleration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • general theory of relativity — Physics. See under relativity (def. 2). [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • general theory of relativity — noun Physics See relativity (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Einstein's general theory of relativity — noun a generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence) • Syn: ↑general relativity, ↑general theory of relativity, ↑general relativity theory • Hypernyms: ↑relativity, ↑theory of relativity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • theory of relativity — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Theory of relativity — This article is about the scientific concept. For philosophical or sociological theories about relativity, see Relativism. For the silent film, see The Einstein Theory of Relativity. Two dimensional projection of a three dimensional analogy of… …   Wikipedia

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