Definition of gravitation
gravitationalplay \ˌgra-və-ˈtā-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
gravitativeplay \ˈgra-və-ˌtā-tiv\ adjective
Examples of gravitation in a Sentence
the gravitation of young people to computer careers
Recent Examples of gravitation from the Web
If the solar system really interacts with the universal law of gravitation where planets pull on each other, intuitively such a system can’t be indefinitely stable.
The following conversation with Roos took place at Newton’s birthplace, Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, England, near the apple tree said to have inspired his theory of gravitation, and in London.
Since the gravitation force is in the same direction as the displacement, the angle between these two is zero.
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First Known Use of gravitation
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Definition of gravitation for English Language Learners
: the natural force that causes things to fall towards the earth
: movement to or toward someone or something
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Medical Definition of gravitation
: a force manifested by acceleration toward each other of two free material particles or bodies or of radiant-energy quanta as if they were particles (as in the bending of rays of starlight passing close to the sun) : an attraction between two bodies that is proportional to the product of their masses, inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them, and independent of their chemical nature or physical state and of intervening matter
gravitational\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
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