Einstein's theory of relativity

Definitions of Einstein's theory of relativity
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n (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts

Synonyms:
relativity, relativity theory, theory of relativity
Types:
Einstein's general theory of relativity, general relativity, general relativity theory, general theory of relativity
a generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence)
Einstein's special theory of relativity, special relativity, special relativity theory, special theory of relativity
a physical theory of relativity based on the assumption that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant and the assumption that the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems
Type of:
scientific theory
a theory that explains scientific observations

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