[luh-ree-nuh, law-, loh-] /ləˈri nə, lɔ-, loʊ-/

a female given name.


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    [lawr-uh nts, lohr-; Dutch loh-rents] /ˈlɔr ənts, ˈloʊr-; Dutch ˈloʊ rɛnts/ noun 1. Hendrik Antoon [hen-drik ahn-tohn] /ˈhɛn drɪk ˈɑn toʊn/ (Show IPA), 1853–1928, Dutch physicist: Nobel Prize 1902. /Dutch ˈloːrənts/ noun 1. Hendrik Antoon (ˈhɛndrɪk ˈantoːn). 1853–1928, Dutch physicist: shared the Nobel prize for physics (1902) with Zeeman for their work on electromagnetic theory […]

  • Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction

    [lawr-uh nts-fits-jer-uh ld, lohr-] /ˈlɔr ənts fɪtsˈdʒɛr əld, ˈloʊr-/ noun, Physics. 1. . noun 1. the supposed contraction of a body in the direction of its motion through the ether, postulated to explain the result of the Michelson-Morley experiment. The special theory of relativity denies that any such real change can occur in a body […]

  • Lorentz-force

    noun, Electricity. 1. the force on a charged particle moving through a region containing both electric and magnetic fields. Lorentz force The total force exerted on a charged particle by electric and magnetic fields. All charged particles encounter a force from an electric field, oriented in the direction of the field (or the opposite direction, […]

  • Lorentz-transformation

    noun, Physics. 1. the mathematical transformation in the special theory of relativity that describes the way in which measurements of space, time, and other physical quantities differ for two observers in uniform relative motion. noun 1. a set of equations relating the coordinates of space and time used by two hypothetical observers in uniform relative […]

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