relativity

Definitions

  • Columbuses own relation on his own side, with his wife and daughter
    Columbuses own relation on his own side, with his wife and daughter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n relativity the quality of being relative and having significance only in relation to something else
    • n relativity (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
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Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher...
Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana
    • relativity One of two theories (also called theory of relativity ) proposed by Albert Einstein, the special theory of relativity, or the general theory of relativity. The special theory of relativity or special relativity is based on the proposition that the speed of light is a constant no matter how observed, and is independent of the motion of the observer. From this follows several principles, such as the increase of mass with velocity (which has been confirmed: see relativistic mass equation) and the impossibility of acceleration to a speed greater than that of light; the equivalence of mass and energy, expressed by the famous equation E = mc2 ; and time dilation, which is the apparent slowing of a clock in a system, as observed by an observer in a system moving relative to the clock. The general theory of relativity is based on the proposition that there is no physical difference between gravitational force and the force produced by acceleration. From this follow several results, of which the bending of light rays in a gravitational field and the equivalence of the inertial and gravitational masses have been verified. The possible existence of black holesbelieved by many astronomers to have been adequately proven) is another consequence of the theory.
    • relativity The state of being relative; as, the relativity of a subject.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1998 OSHA reported 1171 construction related fatalities, the sixth straight year this number has increased.
    • n relativity The character of being relative; relativeness; the being of an object as it is by force of something to which it is relative.
    • n relativity Specifically Phenomenality; existence as an immediate object of the understanding or of experience; existence only in relation to a thinking mind.
    • n relativity The doctrine that it is impossible to have knowledge of anything except by means of its relations to the mind, direct and indirect, cognized as relations.
    • n relativity The doctrine of phenomenalism, that only appearances can be known, and that the relations of these appearances to external substrata, if such there be, are completely incognizable. This doctrine is sometimes associated with a denial of the possibility of any knowledge of relations as such, or at least of any whose terms are not independently present together in consciousness. It would therefore better be denominated the doctrine of the impossibility of relativity of cognition.
    • n relativity The doctrine that we can only become conscious of objects in their relations to one another. This doctrine is almost universally held by psychologists.
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
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    “Injustice is relatively easy to bear what stings is justice.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.”
  • George Eliot
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    “Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.”
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “A man is related to all nature.”
  • Alice A. Bailey
    Alice A. Bailey
    “Right human relations is the only true peace.”

Usage

In literature:

The bones of these men are still shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
They traveled by the way of their old home at Columbia, and paid a visit to relatives.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
How many and how great satisfactions either of these affords us, no one can ever relate.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
You have relations, I presume?
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Life consists in an exchange of relations, and the more varied the relations interchanged the higher the life.
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
Unfortunately the relations between Generals Hooker and Slocum are not such as to promise good, if their present relative positions remain.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
I also wish the future historian to compare what I say with what others have related or may relate.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Everybody knows what then occurred, and I will not enter into details which have been so often related.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
I relate this as a lesson which ought to teach us never to play with fire-arms.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
There are instances related of sailors falling asleep {40} on the gun-deck of their ships while in action.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
Relative necessity, as particular, is a necessity relative to individual will; as general, relative to all will.
"A Review of Edwards's" by Henry Tappan
Intimate friends and relatives of both families are invited, but no casual acquaintances.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler
The Arabian physicians who succeeded to the traditions of Greek medicine preserved also those relating to psychotherapy.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Rebellion and reform are not exactly twins, but they are very closely related.
"A Grammar of Freethought" by Chapman Cohen
I have relations established there.
"The Jew" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski
It is related that a heretic sent once on one of his own feasts an imperial coin as a present to R. Juda Nasia.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
Yet in spite of its marvelous power of solution, water is chemically rather inert and relatively stable.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
All relations and limits spring from within him, and there is nothing "without" to establish the relation claimed.
"Know the Truth; A critique of the Hamiltonian Theory of Limitation" by Jesse H. Jones
And the paternal relatives of the dead man give something to his maternal relatives.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
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In poetry:

He is of relatives a store,
Thy Friend, will help in thrall:
Thy Brother much, thy Father more,
Thy Husband most of all.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
As strange a tale, as history knows,
Accept in artless rhyme:
An honest Greek relates in prose,
This wonder of old time.
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
Twilight o'er the East is stealing,
And the sun is in the vale:
'T is a fitting moment, stranger,
To relate a wondrous tale.
"The Legend Of The Iron Cross" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Nor children, relatives, nor friends,
Shall real blessings prove;
Nor all the earthly joys he sends,
If sent without his love.
"Psalm 127" by Isaac Watts
This is the place, this is the state,
Of all that fear the Lord;
Which men nor angels may relate
With tongue, or pen, or word.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Oh, is it, then, Utopian
To hope that I may meet a man
Who'll not relate, in accents suave,
The tales of girls he used to have?
"De Profundis" by Dorothy Parker

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Charles Petrillo spoke about the 1948 movie, "The Miracle of the Bells" and its relation to Glen Lyon, a section of Newport Twp.
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Earlier research suggests a diet rich in antioxidants boosts memory and prevent age-related memory loss.
On a related note, you may have heard that the aluminum in antiperspirants may be linked to breast cancer, since it is applied so frequently to an area so close to the breasts.
Google has added its voice to the case against Microsoft as the European Commission probes antitrust charges related to the software giant's Internet Explorer browser.
News of a local meningitis-related death from tainted spinal injections hit Cindy Pinkston like a cold shock Friday.
Today, with our electrical grid stretched to capacity, power failures – brown outs, black outs and related mayhem – seem to happen without rhythm or reason.
Would-be First Lady Ann Romney's favorite television show is ABC's Modern Family, a relatively tame sitcom that features three related couples raising children.
Apple Computer Inc is having an iPod-related public relations headache this week, following a report by a British newspaper on working conditions at Chinese factories where the popular music player is built.
Boulder-based Tendril Inc, a developer of energy management and Smart Grid-related technologies, was awarded up to $85,000 in rebates on sales and use taxes and permit-related fees by the city of Boulder, officials announced Thursday.
According to FBI statistics on Type I crime, the number of violent offenses related to Santa Barbara gangs dropped from 34 to 28 in the past year and gang -related property crime from 15 to 10.
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In science:

Consider an equivalent relation among test configurations which is generated by P-pre-equivariance relation and R-equivariance relation (resp. P-pre-equivariance relation, Q-pre-equivariance relation and R-equivalence relation) and call it Tequivalence relation (resp. U-equivalence relation).
On parametrization, optimization and triviality of test configurations
Hence, useful conformance relations are order-relations rather than equivalence relations, the order going from abstract to more concrete models.
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
However, we can convert it into a relation information system and compress the relation information system into a relatively smaller one under the condition of a homomorphism.
Data compression of dynamic set-valued information systems
Periodic Relations Given an integer relation R Ď Zn ˆ Zn , we de fine R0 as the identity relation on Zn , and Ri`1 “ Ri ˝ R, for all i ě 0.
Underapproximation of Procedure Summaries for Integer Programs
This embedding preserves the closure relations, hence the closure relations of H -orbits in Gιθ uni are described from the closure relations of H -orbits in Xuni , which is given by [AH, Theorem 6.3] (see [SS, (1.7.3)]).
Exotic symmetric space over a finite field, II
When 3 ≤ g < 6, the relations in Gr tg are generated by the quadratic relations Rg , and possibly some cubic relations.
Infinitesimal presentations of the Torelli groups
Therefore the conductance can somehow be related to the two point-correlation function and its variation with an external parameter like an AB flux. A simple relation has been first proposed in the 70’s by Thouless, which relates the conductance to the curvature of the energy levels.
Spectral Fluctuations in Disordered Metals
Onsager relations as well, [G5], that our “strange” relation between the small and large deviations might be related to the fact that a similar property can be taken as the basis of a derivation of Onsager’s theory of reciprocity.
Chaotic principle: an experimental test
The functions and relations take terms for their arguments, as in the composition s(cid:0) t and the relation s = t in the context of groups, where s and t are terms. A relation with a choice of arguments { like s = t { is a logical formula in a (cid:12)rst-order language, an atomic formula.
Looking from the inside and from the outside
THEOREM 2.11 (The relation on Γ × Γ determines the relation everywhere) Let ≺ and ≺∗ be two relations on the multiple scaled copies of Γ satisfying axioms A1-A7, and CH for Γ(1−λ) × Γ(λ) for each fixed λ ∈ [0, 1].
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The heavy line is the L–σ relation, the intermediate line the σ–L relation and the thin line the bisector relation which has a slope of 1.56.
The Fundamental Plane of clusters of galaxies
These algebras seem closely related to the suggestion in that there are GKM algebras associated to algebraic K3 surfaces. A related mathematical application concerns the relation between automorphic forms and Calabi-Yau manifolds.
String duality, automorphic forms, and generalized Kac-Moody algebras
And yet, for example, we find ”Algebraic Computing in General Relativity” but one of six topics in ”Numerical Relativity” within the newly established Living Reviews In Relativity. 2 To this day computer algebra is, I believe, an underused tool.
GR 15 Proceedings A5(ii) Computer Methods in GR: Algebraic computing
In fact, while Output operators ˆci (ω ) satisfy the canonical relations (51), Input operators ˆbi (ω ) satisfy the relations (52), that is the so-called anomalous relations of commutation.
Input-Output Relations in Optical Cavities: a Simple Point of View
Recall that not only its contingent properties (its external relative positions, the corresponding relative momenta, and its spin components relative to any given axis) but also its dynamical parameters (mass, spin, and charges) tell us nothing but how the particle behaves in relation to the rest of the world.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
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