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


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