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Definition of "relativistic" [rel•a•tiv•ist•ic]

  • Of or relating to relativism. (adjective)
  • Physics Of, relating to, or resulting from speeds approaching the speed of light: relativistic increase in mass. (adjective)
  • Physics Having to do with or based on the theory of relativity: relativistic mechanics. (adjective)

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 "relativistic" in a sentence
  • "And the description of how electrons behave in graphene requires a new description of what we call a relativistic description of the electron system, and ..."
  • ""Retrocausality" contradicts the well-established principle of causality, which still applies in relativistic physics, quantum mechanics, and the product of their marriage, relativistic QFT."
  • "Relativistic … relativistic is the vision of the USA GOP, thousands of miles away of the wars they wage but not declare."