American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to relativism.
- adj. Physics Of, relating to, or resulting from speeds approaching the speed of light: relativistic increase in mass.
- adj. Physics Having to do with or based on the theory of relativity: relativistic mechanics.
- adj. physics of, or relating to relativity
- adj. physics at, or near the speed of light
- adj. philosophy of, or relating to relativism
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of, pertaining to, or in conformity with the theory of relativity.
- adj. moving at a speed sufficiently high that the changes of mass or time dilation predicted by the theory of relativity may be observed; moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.
- adj. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism
- adj. relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
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“Retrocausality" contradicts the well-established principle of causality, which still applies in relativistic physics, quantum mechanics, and the product of their marriage, relativistic QFT.”
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“Time may be called a relativistic dimension or a mythic Burning Wheel but it is also the Bridge aflame behind us all.”
“Every nasty piece of so-called relativistic, speculative philosophy coming out of Linguistic Analysis departments and so on, is based on Kant's notion that man is incapable of knowing anything: because man processes knowledge through cognition he can only see reality through his own very limited prism.”
“It turns out that this mode of thinking is but a special case of a broader and much truer version of thinking, called relativistic thought, advanced by Albert Einstein, which states that everything depends on one's frame of reference.”
“The Marburg view of that history differs importantly from Hegel's, with which it might seem to have much in common, in two respects: first, it is not based upon a sequence of conceptual contradiction and resolution; second, the history of science's development is relativistic, that is, in principle incapable of achieving an”
“The radiation is focused into a tight beam by a process called relativistic beaming, which means that it is created in a region of the jet that has been accelerated to about 95% of the speed of light.”
“The massive machine collides two beams of gold ions head-on when they're traveling at nearly the speed of light (what physicists call relativistic speeds).”
“One of these is that if it is placed in a magnetic field it exhibits a phenomenon known as the relativistic quantum Hall effect.”
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