center of gravity

noun phrase

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: the point at which the entire weight of a body may be considered as concentrated so that if supported at this point the body would remain in equilibrium in any position
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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Center of gravity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/center%20of%20gravity. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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center of gravity

: the point at which the entire weight of a body can be thought of as concentrated
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