antigravity

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adjective

an·​ti·​grav·​i·​ty
ˌan-tē-ˈgra-və-tē,
ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antigravity (audio)
: reducing, canceling, or protecting against the effect of gravity

antigravity

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noun

: a hypothetical effect resulting from cancellation or reduction of a gravitational field

Examples of antigravity in a Sentence

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Noun
For wellness at sea level, take an antigravity yoga class, or slip into a regenerative sleep pod. Anita Bhagwandas, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Dec. 2023 This letter raises a fascinating and very concrete question: Does antimatter experience antigravity? Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 13 May 2013 Decentraland experience is a reimagining of its IRL Coachella activations and features an ‘antigravity’ dance floor accessed via a colorful ‘Pride Tunnel’, a gallery based on its physical museum space in Stockholm and a Selfie Room where users can screenshot their avatars. Stephanie Hirschmiller, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2022 Some are admittedly more comfortable than others, however, and right now, the model our Senior Home Editor Leigh Harrington has recently fallen in love with—the Sonoma Goods For Life antigravity chair—is nearly 60% off for the site's Lowest Prices of the Season Sale. USA TODAY, 23 May 2021 But prolonged antigravity can also wreak havoc on circulation, vision and bone density, even in healthy people. Lisa Raffensperger, Discover Magazine, 20 Dec. 2012 The experiment is so difficult that the researchers can say only that the antihydrogen atoms didn’t move much; both gravity and antigravity are compatible with the results. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 13 May 2013 Flying On An Ionic Wind Back in 1928, the British Crown granted Thomas Townsend Brown a patent on an antigravity device that promised to revolutionize flight. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 21 June 2019 Another notable one is the discovery of dark energy, a kind of antigravity effect that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1944, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antigravity was in 1944

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“Antigravity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antigravity. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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