relativistic quantum mechanics

noun Physics.

quantum mechanics based on a wave equation satisfying the mathematical requirements of the special theory of relativity and applying to particles of any velocity.

Nearby words

  1. relativeness,
  2. relativism,
  3. relativist,
  4. relativistic,
  5. relativistic mass,
  6. relativity,
  7. relativize,
  8. relator,
  9. relatum,
  10. relaunch

Origin of relativistic quantum mechanics

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019