constant of gravitation

Definition of constant of gravitation

: the acceleration produced by the attraction of a unit of mass at unit distance and having a value of about 6.670×10−8 in cgs units

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“Constant of gravitation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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