nongravitational

adjective
non·grav·i·ta·tion·al | \ˌnän-ˌgra-və-ˈtā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\

Definition of nongravitational 

: not of, relating to, or caused by gravitation : not gravitational Each time a periodic comet revisits the inner solar system, it can experience the gentle effects of dust-bearing gas jets erupting on its sun-warmed surface. These so-called nongravitational forces can advance or retard a comet's date of return by hours or years.— Daniel Pendick

First Known Use of nongravitational

1902, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nongravitational

Share nongravitational

Statistics for nongravitational

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nongravitational

The first known use of nongravitational was in 1902

See more words from the same year

Comments on nongravitational

What made you want to look up nongravitational? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!