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English noun: relativity

1. relativity (cognition) (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts

SynonymsEinstein's theory of relativity, relativity theory, theory of relativity

Broader (hypernym)scientific theory

Narrower (hyponym)Einstein's general theory of relativity, Einstein's special theory of relativity, general relativity, general relativity theory, general theory of relativity, special relativity, special relativity theory, special theory of relativity

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

Domain category membersevent

2. relativity (attribute) the quality of being relative and having significance only in relation to something else

Broader (hypernym)quality

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