theory of relativity

Definitions of theory of relativity

n (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts

Einstein's theory of relativity, relativity, relativity theory
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

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.