zero gravity


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 Only one, Sphingomonas desiccabilis, was able to leach rare earth elements from basalt at all three different gravity conditions -- microgravity (sometimes called zero gravity), Mars-like gravity and under standard conditions on Earth. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Bacteria from Earth could potentially be used to mine on the moon or Mars," 10 Nov. 2020 The capsule spends several minutes in zero gravity before returning to Earth, with massive windows to give passengers a view. NBC News, "Blue Origin aims to fly first passengers into space as early as April," 14 Jan. 2021 The New Shepard is designed to carry passengers just past the edge of space and spend 10 minutes in zero gravity before heading back to Earth. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin wants space flight with passengers by April: Report," 14 Jan. 2021 Even putting clothes on is really complicated in zero gravity, Virts told CNN. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Astronaut Terry Virts shares an 'insider's guide' to life in space," 31 Dec. 2020 Moon Pod, the creator of those cool zero gravity beanbags, is offering 25% off its signature Moon Pod as well as on other goods like its Super Moon Pod and Crescent through the end of the year. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "The best sales to shop this weekend: Adidas, Motorola, J.Crew and more," 11 Dec. 2020 There are several arresting visual set pieces, including a blizzard white-out that feels like the actual end of the world and a memorable lesson on the physics of blood dispersion in zero gravity. Leah Greenblatt,, "George Clooney shoots for the moon in moody space thriller The Midnight Sky: Review," 9 Dec. 2020 Some seek to flood the planet with fast, cheap mobile-phone signals; others want to manufacture new products in zero gravity, harnessing the novel physics of such conditions to engineer substances that can’t be made in Earth’s gravity. Clive Thompson, The New Republic, "Monetizing the Final Frontier," 3 Dec. 2020 Floating rivers of tears in space would be Homeric, but apparently Netflix is too cheap to pay for zero gravity weeping. John Kass,, "Column: Once we had comedy. Now we’ve got ‘This is Us In Space.’," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of zero gravity

1915, in the meaning defined above

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7 Feb 2021

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“Zero gravity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of zero gravity

: a state or condition in which there is no gravity

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