special theory of relativity
Date: 1920 relativity 3a

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  • special 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

  • special 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

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

  • special theory of relativity — noun a 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 • Syn: ↑special relativity, ↑special relativity… …   Useful english dictionary

  • special theory of relativity — specialioji reliatyvumo teorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. restricted relativity theory; special relativity; special theory of relativity vok. spezielle Relativitätstheorie, f rus. специальная теория относительности, f pranc.… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • special theory of relativity — noun that part of the theory of relativity which applies to observers in uniform motion …   Australian English dictionary

  • special theory of relativity — Physics. See under relativity (def. 2). Also called special relativity. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Einstein's special theory of relativity — noun a 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 • Syn: ↑special relativity, ↑special theory of… …   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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