zero gravity


: the state or condition of lacking apparent gravitational pull : weightlessness

Examples of zero gravity in a Sentence

experiments conducted in zero gravity
Recent Examples on the Web At peak altitude and zero gravity, all six onboard free floated at 280,000 feet for nearly four minutes—a complete and utter weightlessness. Jessica Chapel, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Aug. 2023 For example, most people don’t have to worry about floating away from their beds due to zero gravity. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 12 May 2023 Rubio, floating in zero gravity inside an ISS compartment, reflected on his unexpected year in space as the end of his mission finally nears. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The first episode of the new season begins with the broadcast-morning-show host Alex Levy (played by Aniston) watching her own TV obituary, and ends with the news anchor Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon) in literal space, weeping in zero gravity while bemoaning the war in Ukraine. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 15 Sep. 2023 Lacks’s cells have led to medical breakthroughs that include treatments for AIDS, leukemia, and influenza, as well as the creation of the polio vaccine and research on the effects of zero gravity in space. Jonathan Saltzman,, 1 Aug. 2023 They were inspired by zero gravity floatation chambers and make wonderful gifts for remote workers. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 3 Sep. 2022 There are also markdowns on outdoor seating for the Fourth of July, like this zero gravity recliner and this double cotton hammock. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 29 June 2023 What is the difference between a zero gravity chair and a recliner? Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zero gravity was in 1915

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“Zero gravity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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zero gravity

: the state or condition of lacking apparent gravitational pull : weightlessness

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