relativistic

adjective rel·a·tiv·is·tic \ ˌre-lə-ti-ˈvi-stik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of relativistic

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by relativity or relativism
2 : moving at a velocity such that there is a significant change in properties (such as mass) in accordance with the theory of relativity
  • a relativistic electron

relativistically

play \ˌre-lə-ti-ˈvi-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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1886


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