non·​rel·​a·​tiv·​is·​tic ˌnän-ˌre-lə-ti-ˈvi-stik How to pronounce nonrelativistic (audio)
: not based on or involving the theory of relativity
nonrelativistic equations
nonrelativistic kinematics
: of, relating to, or being a body moving at less than a relativistic velocity
nonrelativistically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrelativistic was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Nonrelativistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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