Related formsnon·rel·a·tiv·i·ty, noun
Examples from the Web for relativity
Bob Dylan makes the theory of relativity worth caring about at all: he is a seer.
Relativity has already cast a gang of little people as their seven dwarfs, and there are no household names there.
Lionsgate dropped out, but Ryan Kavanaugh of Relativity Media stepped in.
Hammond, since relativity enabled us to find the Meteor Girl, you ought to be convinced!Astounding Stories, March, 1931|Various
Upon the law of relativity he places the basis of that which can be known, and that which cannot be known.The Universe a Vast Electric Organism|George Woodward Warder
Again, this point of view offers a satisfactory solution for the time-worn puzzle of relativity.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Such an instance, however, may serve well to bring home the relativity which is involved in all such questions.The Evolution of Modern Capitalism|John Atkinson Hobson
This question of relativity is twofold; first as between different places, and secondly as between different commodities.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
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The “special theory of relativity” is based on the principle of special relativity, which states that all observers moving at constant velocities with respect to each other should find the same laws of nature operating in their frames of reference. It follows from this principle that the speed of light would have to appear to be the same to every observer. The theory predicts that moving clocks will appear to run slower than stationary ones (see time dilation), that moving objects will appear shorter and heavier than stationary ones, and that energy and mass are equivalent (see E = mc2). There is abundant experimental confirmation of these predictions.
The general theory of relativity is the modern theory of gravitation, proposed in 1915, also by Albert Einstein. The central point of the theory is the principle of general relativity, which states that all observers, regardless of their state of motion, will see the same laws of physics operating in the universe. The most famous prediction of the theory is that light rays passing near the sun will be bent — a prediction that has been well verified.