center of gravity

noun phrase

Definition of center of gravity

2 : 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

First Known Use of center of gravity

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of center of gravity was in 1633

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“Center of gravity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/center%20of%20gravity. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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center of gravity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of center of gravity

: the point at which the entire weight of something can be balanced

center of gravity

noun
plural centers of gravity

Kids Definition of center of gravity

: the point at which the entire weight of a body may be thought of as centered so that if supported at this point the body would balance perfectly

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