nongravitational

adjective
non·​grav·​i·​ta·​tion·​al | \ ˌnän-ˌgra-və-ˈtā-shnəl How to pronounce nongravitational (audio) , -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

Examples of nongravitational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The correspondence states that a gravitational system in AdS space can be equivalent to a nongravitational quantum system in one fewer dimension. Quanta Magazine, "New Math Proves That a Special Kind of Space-Time Is Unstable," 11 May 2020

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First Known Use of nongravitational

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Nongravitational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nongravitational. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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