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Origin of general theory of relativity

First recorded in 1930–35

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general theory of relativity

noun
the theory of gravitation, developed by Einstein in 1916, extending the special theory of relativity to include acceleration and leading to the conclusion that gravitational forces are equivalent to forces caused by acceleration
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