relativize

[rel-uh-tuh-vahyz]

verb (used with object), rel·a·tiv·ized, rel·a·tiv·iz·ing.

to regard as or make relative.

Nearby words

  1. relativist,
  2. relativistic,
  3. relativistic mass,
  4. relativistic quantum mechanics,
  5. relativity,
  6. relator,
  7. relatum,
  8. relaunch,
  9. relax,
  10. relaxant

Also especially British, rel·a·tiv·ise.

Origin of relativize

First recorded in 1930–35; relative + -ize

Related formsrel·a·tiv·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for relativization

relativize

relativise

verb

to make or become relative
(tr) to apply the theory of relativity to
Derived Formsrelativization or relativisation, noun

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