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
Recent Examples on the Web There are tremendous action set pieces in zero gravity and on the Martian surface. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 8 June 2022 But after the rocket engine then quits firing, and the cabin immediately shifts into zero gravity, there is a jolting thump as the crew capsule separates from the rocket. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 3 May 2022 But these zero gravity lounge chairs are easy to travel with and comfy to sit in thanks to their head and foot rests. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Mar. 2022 As Amazon's Jeff Bezos and SpaceX's Elon Musk extend their professional rivalry into the zero gravity frontier of satellite internet access, the largest commercial launch deal ever has been announced this week. Amiah Taylor, Fortune, 8 Apr. 2022 While the sale is live, shop for a set of two adjustable zero gravity lounge chairs in one of 15 colors to enjoy throughout the spring and summer and create your most relaxing outdoor season yet. Carly Totten, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Mar. 2022 Four female African clawed frogs were launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour in September 1992 for a study that showed frogs can reproduce in zero gravity. CBS News, 28 Apr. 2022 The combination of luxury and horror is macabre: an immense atrium, with corpses floating in zero gravity in all their finery. Tom Shippey, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2022 In the video, Bezos describes to Funk how the four Blue Origin passengers will experience zero gravity for a few minutes, then land gently on the desert surface and open the hatch. Maria Dunn, chicagotribune.com, 1 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of zero gravity

1915, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Zero gravity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zero%20gravity. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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