an·​ti·​grav·​i·​ty | \ ˌan-tē-ˈgra-və-tē How to pronounce antigravity (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antigravity

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: reducing, canceling, or protecting against the effect of gravity



Definition of antigravity (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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On the other hand, Hayward still can't run without assistance from an antigravity treadmill. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward returning for playoffs: Maybe, 'just to mess with people'," 28 Mar. 2018 Sometimes, an antigravity treadmill is used to lessen body weight as legs are strengthened. Profootballdoc,, "Positive steps for Ryan Shazier," 4 Feb. 2018 The library also will include space experiments such as antigravity drops, microgravity experiments, space food and rockets. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 29 Jan. 2018 This week Snell ran at half his body weight on the AlterG antigravity treadmill, a great way to test the knee at full speed without the risk of running on his full body weight. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Recovering from knee injuries requires patience for Bucks players," 14 Dec. 2017 Then there was building the telescopes, carrying the mercury to the translunar observatories, constructing the antigravity bases, the discs within discs of whirling silver the size of cities to capture the light. WIRED, "What Happens When an Algorithm Helps Write Science Fiction," 11 Dec. 2017 Thomas is working out six days a week, running on an AlterG antigravity treadmill and doing defensive slides in the pool. Lee Jenkins,, "Isaiah Thomas: 'Best Year of My Career, Worst Year of My Life'," 11 Oct. 2017 Antigravity Yoga Already perfected warrior pose with your feet on the ground? Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "Best of LA: 92 of Our Favorite Things to Eat, Do, and Buy Right Now," 14 July 2017 Consider, for instance, some some antigravity fitness on your next trip... AntiGravity Fitness and Aerial Yoga Classes at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita As in: Take yoga and turn it upside-down, literally. Jordi Lippe-mcgraw, Condé Nast Traveler, "AntiGravity Fitness and Laughter Yoga: The Next Level in Wellness Travel," 28 Jan. 2017

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1944, in the meaning defined above


1949, in the meaning defined above

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