Definition of relativistic in English:

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relativistic

Pronunciation: /rɛlətɪˈvɪstɪk/

adjective

Physics
Accurately described only by the theory of relativity.
Example sentences
  • And thus we have the birth of relativistic gravitation theory.
  • Jammer also accuses Einstein of assuming the expression for the relativistic kinetic energy of a body.
  • The program takes into consideration various relativistic effects, such as Lorentz contraction, red/blue Doppler shift, headlight effect and optical aberration.

Derivatives

relativistically

adverb
Example sentences
  • On the other hand, the proposed photon engine is patently relativistic, so we will treat that relativistically.
  • The residual spectrum shows a strong, relativistically broadened iron line, which must originate from matter in the immediate vicinity of the Black Holes.
  • John found their boundedness and self-sufficiency funny, preposterous, relativistically destabilising.

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