Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction

/ (fɪtsˈdʒɛrəldlɔːˈrɛnts) /

noun

physics the contraction that a moving body exhibits when its velocity approaches that of light

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Word Origin for Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction

C19: named after G. F. Fitzgerald (1851–1901), Irish physicist, and H. A. Lorentz

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