slowing of clocks
slowing of clocks[′slō·iŋ əv ′kläks]
According to the special theory of relativity, a clock appears to tick less rapidly to an observer moving relative to the clock than to an observer who is at rest with respect to the clock. Also known as time dilation effect.
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