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Meaning of GRAVITATION

Pronunciation:  `gravi'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a figurative movement toward some attraction; "the gravitation of the middle class to the suburbs"
  2. [n]  movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction; "irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"
  3. [n]  (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them"; "gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
 

GRAVITATION is a 11 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: gravitational attraction, gravitational force, gravity
 
 Antonyms: levitation
 
 See Also: attraction, attractive force, change of location, drift, drop, fall, movement, solar gravity, travel, trend

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Grav"i*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See
Gravity.]
1. The act of gravitating.

2. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all
   bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward
   each other; called also {attraction of gravitation},
   {universal gravitation}, and {universal gravity}. See
   {Attraction}, and {Weight.}

{Law of gravitation}, that law in accordance with which
   gravitation acts, namely, that every two bodies or
   portions of matter in the universe attract each other with
   a force proportional directly to the quantity of matter
   they contain, and inversely to the squares of their
   distances.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adduction, affinity, allurement, apogeotropism, attractance, attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, capillarity, capillary attraction, cascade, cataract, centripetal force, chute, collapse, comedown, crash, debacle, declension, declination, defluxion, descending, descension, descent, down, downbend, downcome, downcurve, downfall, downflow, downgrade, downpour, downrush, downtrend, downturn, downward trend, drag, draw, drop, dropping, fall, falling, G, G suit, geotropism, graviton, gravity, inclination, magnetism, mass, mutual attraction, plummeting, pounce, pull, pulling power, rapids, specific gravity, stoop, swoop, sympathy, traction, tug, waterfall
 

 

 

 

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