center of gravity

noun phrase
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
3 : center 2a

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1633

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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center of gravity

noun
plural centers 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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