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Definition of "relativity" []

  • The quality or state of being relative. (noun)
  • A state of dependence in which the existence or significance of one entity is solely dependent on that of another. (noun)
  • Physics Special relativity. (noun)
  • Physics General relativity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "relativity" in a sentence
  • "I was assigned to the helping of one who had discovered the secrets of gravity and some strange magic which he termed relativity -- though indeed it had little to do with kinship, but was a private mystery."
  • "The theory of relativity is the same as it was in the 40's."
  • "General relativity is mainly formulated in terms of classical objects."