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1. Of or relating to relativism.
2. Physics
a. Of, relating to, or resulting from speeds approaching the speed of light: relativistic increase in mass.
b. Having to do with or based on the theory of relativity: relativistic mechanics.
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1. (General Physics) physics having or involving a speed close to that of light so that the behaviour is described by the theory of relativity rather than by Newtonian mechanics: a relativistic electron; a relativistic velocity.
2. (General Physics) physics of, concerned with, or involving relativity
3. (Philosophy) of or relating to relativism
ˌrelativˈistically adv
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(ˌrɛl ə təˈvɪs tɪk)

1. pertaining to relativity or relativism.
2. Physics.
a. subject to the special or the general theory of relativity.
b. having a velocity that is close to the speed of light: radiation from relativistic electrons.
rel`a•tiv•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.relativistic - relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity; "relativistic quantum mechanics"; "relativistic increase in mass"; "radiation from relativistic particles"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
2.relativistic - of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism
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[ˌrelətɪvˈɪstɪk] ADJrelativista
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