in·​fall·​ing ˈin-ˌfȯ-liŋ How to pronounce infalling (audio)
: moving under the influence of gravity toward a celestial object (such as a black hole)
infall noun

Examples of infalling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another calculation confirmed Bekenstein’s guess: A black hole has entropy equal to one-quarter the area of its event horizon — the point of no return for an infalling object. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 17 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infalling was in 1964

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“Infalling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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