zero gravity

noun

Definition of zero gravity 

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

Examples of zero gravity in a Sentence

experiments conducted in zero gravity

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Some of those results are now being released, including a new discovery about how zero gravity affected Scott Kelly at the level of his DNA. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Living in Space Changes Your DNA, NASA Finds," 27 Oct. 2017 Orion Span does say that the space hotel will have lots of windows, a lab for zero gravity research, an area to grow food while in orbit, high-speed wireless internet access, and a holodeck that supports virtual reality. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Luxury space hotel stay will cost you $9.5M," 3 July 2018 In zero gravity this is not possible and the bubble will remain on or near the catalyst. Charles W. Dunnill, Scientific American, "Method of Making Oxygen from Water in Zero Gravity Raises Hope for Long-Distance Space Travel," 10 July 2018 Few companies make pens in the U.S. today, say Mr. Melvin and Fisher Space Pen Co., a Boulder City, Nev., maker of pens that write in zero gravity. Kris Maher, WSJ, "Eh Tu? Canada’s Tariff Response Targets U.S. Hankies, Boats, Jam," 21 June 2018 As Hawaii’s Kilaueau volcano spews hot steam and oozes bright orange lava on the Big Island, astronauts on the International Space Station can see the volcanic activity while floating in zero gravity. Fox News, "NASA astronaut snaps stunning photo of Hawaii volcano erupting from space," 14 May 2018 Additionally, the team found changes in Scott's collagen, blood clotting and bone formation due, most likely, to fluid shifts and zero gravity. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Astronaut's DNA no longer matches that of his identical twin, NASA finds," 14 Mar. 2018 It's less political satire than a look at human interaction amid constellations and zero gravity. Jeffrey Fleishman, latimes.com, "Armando Iannucci's biting satire takes on history and black comedy in 'The Death of Stalin'," 6 Mar. 2018 Both Arnold and Feustel acted like kids themselves, spinning their microphone in zero gravity to the amusement of the crowd. David Aaro, miamiherald, "From space station, astronauts have long-distance video chat with students | Miami Herald," 30 Apr. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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zero gravity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of zero gravity

: a state or condition in which there is no gravity

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