Relativity vs Relevancy - What's the difference?

relativity | relevancy |


As nouns the difference between relativity and relevancy

is that relativity is the state of being relative to something else while relevancy is (legal|scotland) sufficieny (of a statement, claim etc) to carry weight in law; legal pertinence.

relativity

English

Noun

(wikipedia relativity) (-)
  • The state of being relative to something else.
  • (physics) The principle that the laws of physics should be the same for all observers.
  • (relativity) Either of two theories (special relativity or general relativity) developed by German-American physicist . Also called Einsteinian relativity .
  • relevancy

    Noun

  • (legal, Scotland) Sufficieny (of a statement, claim etc.) to carry weight in law; legal pertinence.
  • (uncountable) The degree to which a thing is relevant; relevance, applicability.
  • *1842 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Myster of Marie Rogêt’:
  • *:It is the malpractice of the courts to confine evidence and discussion to the bounds of apparent relevancy .
  • (countable) A relevant thing.
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  • Usage notes

    * In contemporary usage (relevance) is about 20 times more common in the US (COCA) and about 50 times more common in the UK (BNC) than this term.

    Antonyms

    * irrelevancy