: the force of gravity or acceleration on a body
pilots experiencing strong g-forces during takeoff

Examples of g-force in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This profile allows Orion to make more precise splashdowns near recovery teams in the Pacific Ocean and reduces g-forces on the spacecraft and the crew riding inside. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 9 May 2024 Unlike traditional rocket launches that subject passengers to intense g-forces, Spaceship Neptune offers a gentle ascent, rising at just 12 mph. Kurt Knutsson, Cyberguy Report, Fox News, 6 Jan. 2024 Folks like Verstappen and Hamilton, among many other drivers across racing disciplines, do this stuff while enduring insane g-forces and temperatures with shockingly little variation, lap after lap. WIRED, 19 Nov. 2023 But the Volvo still handles with verve and confidence, at speeds and g-force heights that few owners will attempt. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Nov. 2023 Some turned with a suddenness that would have produced deadly g-forces to any human who might be aboard. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 27 July 2023 Included with park admission, the expansive water park includes 15 attractions, among them the g-force reaching water/roller coaster hybrid ride called Breakers Edge. Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of g-force was in 1903

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“G-force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/g-force. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

g-force

noun
ˈjē-ˌfō(ə)rs,
-ˌfȯ(ə)rs
: the force of gravity or acceleration on a body
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