the hypothesis that a moving body exhibits a contraction in the direction of motion when its velocity is close to the speed of light.
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Origin of FitzGerald contraction
First recorded in 1915–20; named after G. F. FitzGerald
Also called Fitz·Ger·ald-Lo·rentz contrac·tion [fits-jer-uh ld lawr-ents, -lohr-] /fɪtsˈdʒɛr əld ˈlɔr ɛnts, -ˈloʊr-/, Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction, Lorentz contraction, length contraction.
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/ (fɪtsˈdʒɛrəldlɔːˈrɛnts) /
physics the contraction that a moving body exhibits when its velocity approaches that of light
Word Origin for Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction
C19: named after G. F. Fitzgerald (1851–1901), Irish physicist, and H. A. Lorentz
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