free fall


free fall

noun

: the state or condition of falling through the air toward the ground

: the condition of quickly becoming lower, less, or fewer

: a fast or continuing drop

Full Definition of FREE FALL

1
:  the condition of unrestrained motion in a gravitational field; also :  such motion
2
a :  the part of a parachute jump before the parachute opens
b :  a rapid and continuing drop or decline <a free fall in stock prices>
free–fall intransitive verb

Examples of FREE FALL

  1. Sales were in free fall.

First Known Use of FREE FALL

1919

free fall

noun \-ˌfl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FREE FALL

: the condition of unrestrained motion in a gravitational field; also : such motion

free fall

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In mechanics, the state of a body that moves freely in any manner in the presence of gravity. The planets are in free fall in the gravitational field of the Sun. A body in free fall follows an orbit such that the sum of gravitational and inertial forces equals zero. See also gravitation; Newton's laws of motion.

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