Dalespam recently brought up an interesting semantic issue. What is the meaning of “relative
” versus “absolute
”? I did not have time to intervene in that thread but the subject links well with the musings of this Blog.
Obviously “relative” is what is defined “in relation with
” or by comparison with another object, but in the context of Special Relativity this may mean three different things:
(a) That a measurement (of time or space) is made from and hence with regard