adjective Date: 1886 1. of, relating to, or characterized by relativity or relativism 2. moving at a velocity such that there is a significant change in properties (as mass) in accordance with the theory of relativity <
a relativistic electron
relativistically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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